Are they really mine? All mine?

I have always wondered why Microsoft decided to add “My” in front of obvious folders. I mean, is “My Computer” really mine?! Maybe my computer and all it’s files belong to someone else on the network? It could have been worse. What if Bill decided that each folder would automatically get the Windows username added? “Derek’s Computer”. Really? “Derek’s Documents”. No shit?

Ending a longstanding tradition, Microsoft Corp. plans to stop using the word “my” as the default prefix for such folders as “My Documents,” “My Music,” “My Pictures” and others along those lines. Starting in the next Windows version, due out next year, folders will be known simply as “Documents,” “Music,” and so on.

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