Re: "Opportunistic"

Subject: Re: "Opportunistic"
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2009 16:45:25 -0800

I would think the mere fact that so many members of a
forum for a profession that is based on the usage and
meaning of words have so many negative reactions to
a word is in itself sufficient reason to avoid it.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Boudreaux, Madelyn (GE Healthcare,consultant)" <MadelynBoudreaux -at- ge -dot- com>

> As a child of the 80s, I think my first introduction to the word was via
> "opportunistic infection" a la HIV AIDS. I'm not sure I can ever hear it
> without that connotation.
> I don't say this is true of everyone, but as I've watched the
> discussion, nothing has really dissuaded me from this.
> It wouldn't be the first (or the last) thing ruined by that epidemic.


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