Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline"

Subject: Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline"
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2011 18:26:51 -0500

My wife, the quality engineer who has had to write lab manuals that
explain equipment to people who have never seen it before says, "Use a
photograph or a drawing. Or a set of them." I guess you can call it
whatever you want (a Bell-o-phone??) but illustrate the difference.
"Include," she says, "a hand for scale."

On 02/03/2011 05:35 PM, Connie Giordano wrote:
> That's what I thought, but I heard a local NPR interview with two people
> discussion electronic etiquette today. When the interviewer made reference
> to "landline" one of the two women had no idea what he was talking about...
> she doesn't have anything but a cell phone, so house phone or wireline
> would have confused her as well.
>
> People usually get what I mean when I say home phone, but not always...
> perhaps "traditional" or "stationary"?
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References:
Customer-friendly word for "landline": From: John Posada
Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline": From: Bill Swallow
Re: Customer-friendly word for "landline": From: Connie Giordano

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