Apparently the upcoming Longhorn edition of Windows will no longer use “My” in the default name for folders, so “My Documents” will be simply “Documents”, “My Music” will be “Music”, etc. Wags immediately moved in on this news to suggest that the change is in recognition of Longhorn’s “improved” digital rights management features: after all, you won’t actually own any of the music, films or documents on your hard disk, they’ll all be on loan under various restrictive licences. Of course Longhorn isn’t here yet, and there is plenty of time for further user-interface changes. Sneak suspects that by the time it arrives, Longhorn will simply have one big folder marked “Stand and Deliver”.
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