Re: "consume" = "interact with"

Subject: Re: "consume" = "interact with"
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "Lin Sims" <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Andrew Warren" <awarren -at- synaptics -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 12:31:23 -0700

This sounds to me like the result of a "consumer-driven" corporate
management style in which everyone who receives or uses products,
services or information is referred to as a "consumer." Similar to the
term "internal/external customer."

And considering the bugs most SW seems to come with, the only really
"clean machine" is one that hasn't even been loaded with an OS. Oh
wait, I forgot about buggy BIOS firmware...

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lin Sims" <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>

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....


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