Re: Jargon Lovin' Fool

Subject: Re: Jargon Lovin' Fool
From: Ed -dot- Hawco -at- acecomm -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 16:03:11 -0400

Regarding "boot" vs. "start", as people have pointed out, it depends on the

Technical reader: use "boot".
Non-technical reader: use "start".
Mixed readers: use "boot" and provide a glossary.

That last one is the tricky one.My opinion is that with a mixed readership
you are better off talking up to the lay readers and providing the
wherewithall to learn (i.e., a glossary) than talking down to the technical
readers and possibly loosing credibility.


Ed Hawco
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