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Month: January 2011

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

From: Katheryne Draven <borgqueen4@...>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:35:19 -0500
On 1/24/11, John A. Sullivan III <jsullivan@...> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-01-24 at 19:29 -0500, Katheryne Draven wrote:
> <snip>
>> 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.
> <snip>
> 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
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Tiago thank you.


Now I see what you're saying regarding business. I thought you were
talking about the owners, where, it seems, you were talking about the
employees who only see it as a paycheck.

If that's what you're saying then yes, you're right. I've experienced
employees who didn't care either way what was going on so long as they
were paid. In once case, the owner, a kind person, was so put off by
their lack of interest, he decided to outsource. To add injury to
insult, the end work wasn't any better.

However, I would still rather build something for someone who could
appreciate it.

Thank you both,