RE: Old thread, hopefully new spin on "allow" v. "enable."

Subject: RE: Old thread, hopefully new spin on "allow" v. "enable."
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "'Scudder, Beth'" <beth_scudder -at- retek -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 15:37:59 -0500

Yup.

And, is anthropomorphism so evil? I submit that particularly Microsoft
Windows, and especially Microsoft Word, often act in a way that is
independent of the operator . . . as though capable of independent mischief?

Besides, don't eighth-graders anthropomorphise a lot so, thusly, does not
our audience better understand our attempt at communicating?

Sean
sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scudder, Beth [SMTP:beth_scudder -at- retek -dot- com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 10:21 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: RE: Old thread, hopefully new spin on "allow" v. "enable."
>
> I use "allow" or "let", mostly because I have negative psychology-dervied
> connotations with "enable"... not a very authoritative reason, just a
> vote.
>
> --Beth




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