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Re: When did 'compute' become a noun, and 'x' become a word?
Subject:Re: When did 'compute' become a noun, and 'x' become a word? From:Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> To:Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> Date:Fri, 15 Jun 2012 17:25:20 -0700
Read the subject. Nobody argues that compute is a word. John was
questioning his recent experience with usage.
"Compute" is a verb. But like "priorize" and "nuculous", its incorrect
usage has taken on a life all its own in jargon-speak. I was chided in
college for using "digital" and "analog" as nouns so I can relate.
Lee' Azure link provides examples where "compute" is used as an adjective,
which works but is technically wrong.
- Windows Azure Pricing Calculator | Cloud Offers | Cloud
an estimate for your monthly Windows Azure costs based on your compute,
database, blob storage and bandwidth needs.
So I haven't seen it used as a noun as John mentioned -- though I haven't
documented anything like what John's documenting.
On 2012-06-15, at 4:57 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
From the 1997 OED (first definition only)
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