RE: "consume" = "interact with"

Subject: RE: "consume" = "interact with"
From: "Richard L Hamilton" <dick -at- rlhamilton -dot- net>
To: "'Lin Sims'" <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:06:54 -0600

I have seen consume used in the context of consuming
input (i.e., reading input, either a program reading
input or a person reading content), but not with the
general meaning of interaction. Seems a bit strange.

Richard Hamilton
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> I came across this construction in the API Documentation written by
> (naturally) the developers at my company.
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> Has anyone else heard of using the word "consume" to mean "interact
> with"? Is this really standard jargon in the software development
> field?
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> *bemused*
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"consume" = "interact with": From: Lin Sims

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