RE: FTP as a verb?

Subject: RE: FTP as a verb?
From: "Jane Carnall" <jane -dot- carnall -at- digitalbridges -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 14:24:21 +0100

>How does everyone feel about using "FTP" as a verb -- as in "You can now
>FTP the file."?

I'm fine with it, in the right context. (I use unJAR as a verb, too.) Where
the audience is already very familiar with the noun, I think it only
sensible to take advantage of the English custom that any noun may be
verbed. I don't think it would necessarily work when the audience ISN'T
familiar with the noun.

Jane Carnall
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