RE: Session session session...

Subject: RE: Session session session...
From: "Suzanne Chiles" <suzchiles -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "'Rick Stone'" <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>, "'Fred Ridder'" <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:13:09 -0700

I'm with Fred. You need to be extremely careful about creating new words for
an important concept that already has a name that is understood
industry-wide. How will the reader, especially if the reader is a novice to
this technology, understand the substitution between the concept of session,
which is well-understood and has known properties, with a another word that
from the thesaurus? How will the reader know that session is the same as
conversation or whatever word you choose? Why have two names for the same

In this particular case, I would advise not changing anything. Write a
keyboard macro to type the word in for you.


> Hi all
> Based on what I've seen, I might suggest that "conversation" would work
> equally as well. After all, isn't a "session" really just a specific
> "conversation" occurring between two points?
> Then again, conversation is 12 letters long and session is only 7. So if
> you are worrying about repetitive typing, that probably totally defeats
> the purpose.
> Cheers... Rick :)
> Fred Ridder wrote:
> > In the context of communication across a computer network, "session" has
a very
> specific meaning and there really is no direct synonym. One common
definition of a
> session is that it is a semi-permanent dialog between two end-user
> processes. If you can find some other single word that captures that
> abstract concept, I say go with it.


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