Re: Upload/Download -- definition
It appears we last discussed this in 2004, so it's time for another round.
I understand there to be two competing concepts behind these terms:
--Direction (wikipedia uses this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uploading_and_downloading)
--Nature of devices involved (webopedia uses this: http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/D/download.html)
Direction: You download to the system you are using, and upload to another system from it.
Example: At my mainframe, I upload data to someone's iPad. At my iPad, I upload data to the mainframe.
Nature of devices: Main/peripheral and by implication large/small. You upload from a smaller system to a larger and download from a larger system to a smaller.
Example: At my mainframe, I download data to an iPad. At my iPad, I upload data to a mainframe.
My project currently uses these terms inconsistently.
I think I will use "send" and "receive" and end the confusion. Does that seem like the correct choice of action? Is there any reason to struggle on with upload and download?
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