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Just to clarify - this wasn't an original list but one that was in my
email box this morning and seemed to be Friday-compatible.
From: Barry Campbell [mailto:barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, June 16, 2006 10:50 AM
To: Ron Hearn
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Something For Friday
That's some good (and funny) stuff, but I think the etymology of "dial
in" as business jargon has nothing to do with telephony.
One can speak of "dialing in" the sights of a rifle, and it's also a
relevant term in artillery range-finding. "Dialing in" a system means
"calibrating" it, roughly, so "dialing in" a product's features might
refer to zeroing in (pardon the expression) on the feature set.
The business jargon for "including" something these days tends to be
"bake(d) in(to)," as in "these features will be baked into the next
release of the product."
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