RE: Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... an uninitialized state"

Subject: RE: Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... an uninitialized state"
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:25:51 -0400

What, you've never wanted to take back something that you said,
wrote, or did?

As it happens, not only can they un-wish (whoops, guess that
wasn't what we wanted after all, or ok, we're done testing; it's
time to prepare for shipping), but also they can wish to "un-".
Moreover, they can actually DO something about their wish
to un-init or their un-wish... they can factoryReset, taking that
portion of the device back to ... wait for it... un-initialized state.
Ha-HAH! and SO THERE! [gauntlet lands with a thud]


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Swallow [mailto:techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com]
> Sent: October-11-12 9:54 AM
> To: McLauchlan, Kevin
> Cc: James Leatherwood; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... an
> uninitialized state"
>
> Once it's initialized, can they un-wish it to be initialized? ;-)
>
> On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 8:51 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin
> <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> > You can also initialize the product in your lab, fiddle with it for a
> while, then perform factory-reset and ship it off to its destination in ...
> !initialized! state.
> >
> > I guess "wish" is one of those regional things, similar to the situation
> on this list - some years ago - where several people argued
> vociferously against the use of the PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE "appear"
> in techdocs, claiming that the only inference they could garner from
> "appear" or "appears" was.... magic... (insert shimmer-tone and
> Theremin glissando here).

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Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... an uninitialized state": From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... an uninitialized state": From: James Leatherwood
RE: Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... an uninitialized state": From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Usage question - "... un-initialized state" or "... an uninitialized state": From: Bill Swallow

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