TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: Need a word for... From:Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> Date:Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:26:47 -0500
The problem here is that you don't want to use a term that already has
an accepted definition. Thrashing is one of those words, and means the
exact opposite of what is happening in this example. From what I can
determine, there is no single term to describe a series of rapid
connection drops. Maybe define your own? "Turbulence" is available. ;)
On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 11:28 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin
<Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> I kind of like "thrashing" that other folks have suggested,
> but I'm not clear if it's generally applicable outside of
> the memory-management situation. Google was no help - started
> with the first several hits being the expected computer-science
> context, and then switched over to situations of a person (or
> a team) being 'thrashed' by opponents.
Are you looking for one documentation tool that does it all? Author,
build, test, and publish your Help files with just one easy-to-use tool.
Try the latest Doc-To-Help 2009 v3 risk-free for 30-days at: http://www.doctohelp.com/
Explore CAREER options and paths related to Technical Writing,
learn to create SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS documents, and
get tips on FUNCTIONAL SPECIFICATION best practices. Free at: http://www.ModernAnalyst.com
You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-