Good idea, D. T. And if I had a hot tub time machine and could go back 2.5 years to when I first obtained that execrable Vista PC, I'd do just that. It still doesn't change who invented that insane process for establishing "permissions" (that would be Microsoft); it would merely change the person tasked with the ugly chore of executing it.
That was my larger point: Any company that could create a process so arcane and maddening -- or, for that matter, requires the technical expertise of a VAR in order to delete a folder -- has absolutely no understanding of what people want.
Finally, in a recent post about Steve Jobs, I pointed out St. Steven's off-the-chart arrogance, but balanced it by saying how if you or I had achieved what he has, we'd be arrogant too. This apparently did not sit well with Apple fan C. O., who writes (via his iPad):
Firstly, you condemn Steve for being arrogant which I do have a slight problem with (but let's not get into that), then proceed to justify him and contradict the entire post you made! To be quite frank, you sir are an idiot! You tell us that he is wrong to be arrogant, then produce a perfectly good response on Steve's behalf which implies that your argument holds no grounds what so ever! Please do tell as to why you would produce such an outlandish post which contradicts itself! And maybe wise up a bit before you respond!
First, the word you want isn't "firstly," it's "first." Secondly, I think the exclamation point on your keyboard is stuck. Thirdish, understanding why someone is arrogant isn't the same as endorsing arrogance as a way of life. A woman can be both beautiful and stuck up; you understand why she's stuck up (and why you put up with it), but that doesn't make it any less annoying.
Is that wise enough for you?
Got issues with any Steves (Ballmer, Jobs, "Stone Cold" Austin)? Share them below or email me: email@example.com. You might end up quoted here.