RE: baud vs. baud rate

Subject: RE: baud vs. baud rate
From: "Mike McCallister" <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>
To: "Joel" <eleysium -at- gmail -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 10:13:34 -0500


I'd use "select the appropriate modem speed" unless the UI has a
specific reference to baud (or BPS). In the latter case, I'd just add
(in baud).

Mike McCallister
Document Architect

-----Original Message-----

A style guide that I have says that 'baud rate' is redundant because
baud is a rate (similar to ATM machine). And yet, saying something like,
"select the appropriate baud" just seems odd to read. Any opinions on
keeping or dropping "rate"?



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