Upload/download terminology? (take II)

Subject: Upload/download terminology? (take II)
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2004 14:18:47 -0400

Chuck Martin noted: <<Sometimes when you have terminology that works and is generally accepted, gently educating users can be a solution.>>

Or rapping them firmly on the head until the idea penetrates. <g>

<<Is there an easy way to make it clear that "upload" means sending from the device to anywhere and vice versa?>.

That prompted a thought. If the context is sufficiently clear ("I know the file is here"), then it may be possible to simply refer to sending, transferring, moving, or relocating the file. All you need to do is specify the destination. For example:

[I'm looking at the file on my handheld] Send the file to the desktop computer.
[I'm looking at the file on my desktop] Transfer the file to the handheld computer.
(Use only one of the two words for consistency.)

--Geoff Hart ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca
(try geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com if you don't get a reply)


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