Re: Help with a term

Subject: Re: Help with a term
From: Dossy Shiobara <dossy -at- panoptic -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:42:48 -0400

In following the general principle of "write to your audience," it
sounds like the audience is stuck in the era of ancient pedantry (e.g.,
it's 2012 and they're *now* computerizing a *paper* form), so terms that
would be comfortable and familar to the audience is most appropriate.


On 4/23/12 11:10 AM, Lauren wrote:
> Both of those popped in my mind and I quickly dismissed them for
> being, er, ancient pedantry? "Data entry form," is almost as bad, but
> it seems to be the best option if calling a form a "form" violates
> style rules when there is no other common term for a form other than
> "form." Less informative choices of places to put data entry include
> widget, page, area, tab, screen, and "where the data goes."
>
>
> On 4/23/2012 8:01 AM, Dossy Shiobara wrote:
>> So, you'd rather see "e-form"? :-P
>>
>> On 4/23/12 10:59 AM, Ken Weinberg wrote:
>>> "Electronic" is a little too 1965 for me.

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Re: Help with a term: From: Lauren
RE: Help with a term: From: Weissman, Jessica
Re: Help with a term: From: Dossy Shiobara
Re: Help with a term: From: Ken Weinberg
Re: Help with a term: From: Dossy Shiobara
Re: Help with a term: From: Lauren

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