Re: "consume" = "interact with"

Subject: Re: "consume" = "interact with"
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Andrew Warren <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 15:09:48 -0400

To quote (without identifying the product in question):

"The [product] Client provides an interface for developers to consume
web services on the [product] application server."

It seems they're also defining a "clean machine" as one without the
necessary software. That's also a new one on me....

On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 3:06 PM, Andrew Warren <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com> wrote:
> Lin Sims wrote:
>> Has anyone else heard of using the word "consume" to mean "interact
>> with"? Is this really standard jargon in the software development
>> field?
> Lin:
> Input data is often said to be consumed by a software process, but that meaning isn't really "interact with"... Can you provide an example of the questionable usage?
> -Andrew
> === Andrew Warren  - awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com
> === Synaptics, Inc - Santa Clara, CA

Lin Sims

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