RE: "install" as a noun?

Subject: RE: "install" as a noun?
From: "Dick Margulis" <margulis -at- mail -dot- fiam -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 09:48:14 -0400

I can see the advantage, in spoken shop argot, of distinguishing install from installation. "How big is the installation?" "It's 15,000 square feet." "How big is the install?" "It's 78 megabytes."

That said, in written user doc, I'd find another way to make the distinction.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
Reply-To: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 09:28:55 -0400

>I'm all for a living language but, for now, see no advantage
>whatsoever with using "install" as a noun in my writing (or my speech, for
>that matter). "Install" adds nothing of value and "installation" does *not*
>fail to communicate the necessary idea.


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