Has anyone else seen this? Does anyone else feel a little bit shafted that their new UW account would be in some inane domain like "myuw.net"? Why the hell doesn't it say "alumni.washington.edu" or "alumni.u.washington.edu" or "alumni.something"? I hate MYUW and I hate the thought of my e-mail having that in it.
Just FYI, I am not without perspective. I do realize that I could just move on, use a different service and ignore the issue altogether. I, however, choose to dwell :-)
I just think that since they've gone to the effort of creating something for the alumni and others who have been associated with the UW that they could have been more human and thoughtful and less one-size-fits-all about the name.
MyUW.net provides people associated with the University of
Washington with personal email services and, if they choose,
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