For a while now, I've believed Dr. Alfred Lanning from the movie i, Robot (staring Will Smith). Dr. Lanning said that there were "ghosts in the machine that would make the machine behave abnormally time to time". He wanted to leverage these ghosts to build a special type of Artificial Intelligence that could think more like a human.
I was believing this primarily based on the My Music folder. On occation in thumbnail view, the folder names would just disappear (like so):
I spent hours in the View menu, searched Google, everything. I couldn't come up with why it was happening. It was a Ghost! A.I on my Media Center Edition!
Then I got to thinking, I'm not a little boy anymore, and I don't believe in Ghosts. Furthermore, I work for the company that built the shell! What luck! I took advantage of some contacts and asked some folks in the Shell team what was going on. Just like the software, I was in Ghost Town. No one seemed to know until recently I happened to be reading up on some mail about photography, and my question was finally answered!
If you switch from a non-Thumbnail view to the Thumbnail view and hold down the shift-key, this will toggle if you get the foldernames or not. I'm not sure I call it a feature, but that's how it works.
So, in one email, I went from a believer in software ghosts giving us the ability to create human-like articifical intelligence, to realizing that I just have a stuck shift-key and in fact, need a new keyboard.
What a let down. :o)