RE: What do I call this doodad?

Subject: RE: What do I call this doodad?
From: "Al Geist" <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
To: <cloy -dot- tobola -at- ndsu -dot- edu>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 15:49:30 -0400

Cloy Tobola wrote:

What do I call this doodad?

I need to refer to use of a flash drive / USB drive / thumb drive.

Is there a standard term for these ubiquitous doohickeys?



Hi Cloy,

You mean other than "Made in China?" (Hey, that's what mine says...)

I've heard flash and USB. Wikipedia calls them "Flash Drives." Others call
them jump drives, keychain drives, or disk-on-key; although these seem to be
acronyms or jargon.

I call them removable USB drives on first occurrence, then USB drive
thereafter. My suggestion is to call it one of the industry names on first
occurrence with an list of equivalent names, then use your selected
reference for the rest of the document. Of you can call it doohickey....

Al


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include single source authoring, team authoring,
Web-based technology, and PDF output. http://www.DocToHelp.com/TechwrlList

Now shipping: Help &amp; Manual 4 with RoboHelp(r) import! New editor,
full Unicode support. Create help files, web-based help and PDF in up
to 106 languages with Help &amp; Manual: http://www.helpandmanual.com

---
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-unsubscribe -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
or visit http://lists.techwr-l.com/mailman/options/techwr-l/archive%40web.techwr-l.com


To subscribe, send a blank email to techwr-l-join -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit
http://www.techwr-l.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.


References:
Re: Giving up on XML: From: Diane Brennan
What do I call this doodad?: From: Cloy Tobola

Previous by Author: RE: Pet Peeves
Next by Author: RE: Pet Peeves
Previous by Thread: Re: What do I call this doodad?
Next by Thread: Re: What do I call this doodad?


What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads


Sponsored Ads