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.


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So I haven't seen it used as a noun as John mentioned -- though I haven't
documented anything like what John's documenting.

-Tony



On 2012-06-15, at 4:57 PM, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:

From the 1997 OED (first definition only)

compute, v.

(kÉmËpjuËt)

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When did 'compute' become a noun, and 'x' become a word?: From: John Bartol
Re: When did 'compute' become a noun, and 'x' become a word?: From: Chris Morton
Re: When did 'compute' become a noun, and 'x' become a word?: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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