RE: Users vs. usage

Subject: RE: Users vs. usage
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 12:40:43 -0000

>I would like to submit a nit for picking (sort of a brief survey):
>I'm seeking a view of where the opinions lie, proportionally along the
>continuum, mostly as a gauge for future encounters of this nature. I keep
>stubbing my toe on this incarnation of the usage necroequine, so I figure I
>may have lost perspective by now.

Always a problem, and still more so if you expect this list to restore it to
you. We eat dead horses for breakfast.

Would recommend this reference to you:

and, if this isn't helpful, at least it might give you a chuckle (an
exchange between airline pilots and a control tower):

Tower: "Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on 124.7."
Eastern 702: "Tower, Eastern 702 switching to Departure. By the way, after
we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway."
Tower: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on 124.7.
Did you copy that report from Eastern?"
Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we
copied Eastern and we've already notified our caterers."

Jane Carnall
Apologies for the long additional sig: it is added automatically and outwith
my control.


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