Re: Session session session...

Subject: Re: Session session session...
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:55:35 -0400

If it's called a session and is understood as a session, then use
session. Adding additional non-standard terminology can confuse
people. If you need to explain what a session is, then non-standard
terms are great. But when talking about sessions, best to call them
what they are: sessions.

On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 10:33 AM, McLauchlan,
Kevin<Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
>
> Those of you writing about products that involve communication
> between/among electronic devices, do you know of a good synonym for
> "session"?
>
> In a situation where several levels of communication are going on
> simultaneously, several "sessions" might be set up and torn down among
> devices and processes. It gets a little sticky, if not repetitive to use
> "session" in too many places, especially two or three times (about two
> or three links) in a single sentence.
>
> So yes, I use "link" in some places (which is lightweight considering
> that "session" implies more structure to the connection. (Yes, I'm aware
> I just said "connection", so I'm asking if that too would carry the same
> weight with you as "session" in the sense of a protocolled, stratified,
> time-or-condition-bounded exchange of information among devices, stacks,
> etc.)
>
> "Interaction" is too lame and unbounded for the purpose. So is
> interface, given how I've used it elsewhere.
>
> The paper thesaurus and the online ones all lean heavily toward confabs
> of humans, not of devices and systems.
>
> Thoughts?

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