Re: Upload/Download -- definition

Subject: Re: Upload/Download -- definition
From: "Peter Neilson" <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:03:24 -0500

In both Maine and North Carolina "east" is "down" and for the same reason.

In the computer business "up" and "down" are both sideways. To me, all the solutions that avoid upload and download look like improvements. On the other hand, for the home user with ADSL, the "uplink" direction (towards the ISP) is nearly always considerably slower than the "downlink" direction.

From within a single computer program, "put" and "send" are usually easily distinguished from "get" and "receive" but there are the nitty details of whether communication is mutual, acknowledged, or forced, and how failures are avoided, detected or corrected, if at all. To my knowledge the terminology has never been uniform, and thus communication between dissimilar systems A and B can possibly be up in both directions.

As for California, the whole country is tilted to the south-west, and all the nuts and other loose things roll into the corner.

On Mon, 04 Feb 2013 20:38:49 -0500, John Allred <john2 -at- allrednet -dot- com> wrote:

This might seem like a bunny trail, but this same subtlety applies to comparison between different parts of the country depending on one's current location. Up north and down south make immediate sense. Out in Los Angeles or back in the Northeast are harder to explain but commonly understood. People who say "out in New York" when they're currently in Chicago missed some school.

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