RE: What sounds better than "as-is", but means the same?

Subject: RE: What sounds better than "as-is", but means the same?
From: "John Rosberg" <jrosberg -at- interwoven -dot- com>
To: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>, <mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 08:45:26 -0500

As-is will have little meaning outside of the United States, and will
almost certainly be mis-understood there (for instance, I would not have
concluded that as-is meant, among other things, untested)

Context IS king (or queen?) -- something along the lines that "X has
been included, but has not been tested for this release," may be
wordier, but a great deal more clear, I'm thinkin

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Swallow [mailto:techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 9:02 AM
To: mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: What sounds better than "as-is", but means the same?

Your wordy version is better because it describes what you understand
"as-is" to mean. Your users may not have a clue about what "as-is"
means. Context is king.

On 4/21/06, mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com <mlist -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> A local manager just requested that I update the Customer Release
Notes for
> one product to say that a certain add-in that we just grab and include
> convenience (like apache, but not) is provided "as-is". But she wants
me to
> say it in a nicer fashion. Well, I can get wordy and say that we
provide it
> as a courtesy, but it is untested by us and was not put through formal
> integration for this release of our product.
> Personally, I think "as-is" sounds fine and says what we mean. Is
there a
> warmer and cozier synonym?

Bill Swallow
HATT List Owner
WWP-Users List Owner
Senior Member STC, TechValley Chapter


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