Re: About a word - how busy are you?

Subject: Re: About a word - how busy are you?
From: Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 14:03:27 -0400

How about "load"? Or "resource load"?

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 1:43 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

> How busy is this sucker?
>
> :-)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Combs, Richard [mailto:richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com]
> Sent: May-31-13 12:11 PM
> To: McLauchlan, Kevin; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: About a word - how busy are you?
>
> McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
>
> > A developer has called a customer-requested feature a "busyness" counter.
> >
> > It's reminiscent of the CPU Usage and Memory Usage that you see at the
> > left- hand side of the "Performance" tab window in Windows Task
> > Manager... the instantaneous indications, not the history graphs.
> > Also, this is command- line-only. Numbers are spit out every few
> > seconds. No graphs, unless customer makes their own by importing the
> counter output file into (say) Excel.
> >
> > Both the developer and PLM dislike "Usage counter" (or just Usage),
> > because of the need to distance the measured entity from "performance"
> > - given that Microsoft has already embedded the association in so many
> > (Windows users) minds.
> >
> > Performance, in our industry has a real, empirical meaning, and is
> > expressed in standardized RESULT terms. That is, the trailing indicator
> "performance"
> > is only vaguely and partially related to leading indicator "busyness"
> > or "usage" (or whatever else I could call it).
>
> Kevin, you haven't told us what this "busyness" counter is actually
> counting. :-)
>
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
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About a word - how busy are you?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: About a word - how busy are you?: From: Combs, Richard
RE: About a word - how busy are you?: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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