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On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> 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>
> > 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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