Re: Help! A positive phrase for "non-Web application"?

Subject: Re: Help! A positive phrase for "non-Web application"?
From: Goober Writer <gooberwriter -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 10:58:50 -0800 (PST)

> I never said I required the word "application". I
> sought to refer to a class
> of applications in a positive way, and I'm happy to
> do it without that word.
> The general idea is...

OK... :-/

> Do this step A. Non-browser applications at this
> step must also do blah.
> Do this step B.
> do this step C.
> Do this step D. Web applications at this step must
> also do blah blah.
> do this step E
> etc

Why this construction? Is the "non-browser
applications blah blah blah" an instruction to the
user or a note in general?

> For my situation to follow your duck metaphor, it
> would be...
> I'm selling special duck-bill warmers to ducks. They
> are the SAME model for
> mallards and non-mallards. However, for a nice tight
> duck-bill-fit, the
> installation instruction are different for mallards
> and non-mallards in
> certain steps in my long instruction book for the
> product.

Maybe I'm just being dense, but I still don't get it.
You're looking to lump similar though not same units
into a bucket, right? I mean, how many different types
of applications are we talking here? Do you really
need to lump them together? Or can you specify what
does what?

Rule of thumb:

If you don't know what to call it, and others can't
figure out what you mean, maybe oversimplification is
actually problematic for this case.

Goober Writer
(because life is too short to be inept)

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immediately put a hand on your wallet and cover your groin."
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