Two of my biggest pet peeves were recently addressed. Microsoft announced that in Longhorn, it is dropping “My” from My Documents, My Computer, My Network Places, etc. Woohoo! I’ve always thought it sounded pretty lame. I used to rename these folders myself, starting in Windows 95, but eventually I gave up.

The other one is about the names of Lotus products. A few years ago, IBM decided to rename its instant messaging product, Sametime, to “Lotus Instant Messaging and Web Conferencing.” It also renamed its team collaboration software, QuickPlace, to “Lotus Team Workplace.” No one used these awkward names, not even IBM/Lotus executives. Finally, IBM announced that it is reverting to the Sametime and Quickplace names when version 7.0 is released. thankyouthankyouthankyou

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