Re: And another un

Subject: Re: And another un
From: Jacque Foreman <foremangraphics -at- juno -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 22:20:21 -0700

Just had to add my 5c to this one. "Uninterruptible" seems like a good
expansion of the language if it were not there when the UPS was invented.
Uninterruptible and continuous are not always fungible. Just because a
power supply is intended to be continuous, as in power from your local
power company, does not in any way mean that it can't be interrupted.

That's my 5c worth.

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On Wed, 23 Sep 2009 15:38:35 -0700 Robert Lauriston
<robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> writes:
> I think the word was invented by UPS manufacturers who for some
> (possibly good) reason didn't like the standard English
> "continuous."
> It's self-explanatory in context.
>
> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin
> <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> >
> > Sorry, I would have allowed the dead horse to rot in peace, but
> this one just came to my attention in context (and I don't have a
> subscription to OED Online).
> >
> > Is "uninterruptible" (as in UPS) in your non-technical,
> general-use dictionary?
> >
> > That is, according to previous threads, is it a legitimate word?
> >
> > Or would some of you, when suggesting that the customer connect
> the equipment to an uninterruptible power supply, feel obliged to
> provide a definition or glossary entry for "uninterruptible"?
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