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Month: January 2011

Re: [trinity-users] The Kmenu Saga Vol 00

From: "John A. Sullivan III" <jsullivan@...>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:18:04 -0500
On Mon, 2011-01-24 at 19:29 -0500, Katheryne Draven wrote:
> Poor, overworked Tim wrote "Well, I do want to convey to the user that
> the Documents folder is unique to his or her profile, unlike the other
> shortcuts which point to shared system resources that are identical
> across all profiles.  Personally I
> like "My Documents", but other alternatives could be "Personal
> Documents", "Personal Files" or similar. - Isn't it possible to create
> a script that would read the user's login name and create a direct
> such as "Tim's User File" which would contain everything in its own
> net subdirectories (Documents, Spreedsheets, Homework (for those still
> in skool), Photos etc). My people just a directory called User-Files,
> or rename it later on.
> <snip>

Someone earlier pointed out the problem with spaces and I wholeheartedly
agree.  I think that's an excellent idea.  Whatever we do, can we avoid
spaces in the directory names.  I suppose that's really not a KMenu item
but drifted into the thread via the reference to My Computer.

> John A. Sullivan III wrote "People have businesses to run and could
> care less about educating themselves (rightfully)." - I've never met a
> successful business person who didn't what to know how it all works,
> considering its how money is made. I have business client, all of
> which have wanted to see what's under the hood. Once again, We cannot
> cater to those who cannot/will not learn or simple use their mind. Its
> simply impossible to crater to those who do not think. Think about it,
> how can you build something for someone that doesn't care? A person
> like this, is never happy.
I'll gladly yield on this as I may be reflecting our own experiences.
We are moving entire small business over and we find the owner /
decision maker is interested, engaged, and sold.  Then there are the 10,
20, 100, 200 other users who could care less and are only interested in
getting their jobs done.  When their productivity starts to sag or just
because it is different and they like to complain, we start getting lots
of push back about it being different.  Honestly, from looking at how
well this conversation is going, I have a sneaking suspicion that the
end result will be very usable and not much of a transition.  I do think
it is a dangerous assumption to think end users will be engaged - the
project sponsor may be but then come the next 200 rank and file.

Many thanks to all for such thoughtful and peaceful input - John