RE: Client/Server vs. Server/Client

Subject: RE: Client/Server vs. Server/Client
From: "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
To: "Bruce Megan (ST-CO/ENS2.5-NA)" <Megan -dot- Bruce -at- us -dot- bosch -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:38:41 -0700

Bruce Megan wrote:

> I have an engineer that insists on calling this a Server/Client System.
> Is there any difference between Client/Server and Server/Client?

He can call it what he wants -- it's a mostly free country.

Or is he insisting that _you_ call it that, too? If so, is he your manager or the owner of the doc, or just a SME?

Google "client/server" (with quotes) and get 22.6 million results. Google "server/client" (with quotes) and get 6.4 million.

So if this engineer is telling you that you should use the latter, you can reply that you're going to stick with the industry-standard usage that most people know and understand, and back it up with those numbers. :-)

Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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