Re: upload/download

Subject: Re: upload/download
From: Hannah Drake <hannah -at- formulatrix -dot- com>
To: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:27:04 -0500

Agree


On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>wrote:

> "Transfer" suggests to me that after the file is copied the original is
> deleted.
>
> The Microsoft MS4 defines "download" even more restrictively than I do.
>
> On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 2:27 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin
> <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> > I'm up for :
> >
> > a) a preponderance of expressed choices one way or the other,
> representing (by sheer numbers) what the average customer is likely to feel
> comfortable with, or (given that I'm eager to get this done and get to the
> next several things on my plate...)
> >
> > b) a good suggestion or persuasive argument from someone (or a couple
> of someones) whom I respect.
> >
> > Right now, it's just a matter of competing opinions (mine and
> co-writer's) with no evidence other than respective traditions, so I
> thought to inquire of the wider (techwriter-ish) world. Get a feel for the
> lay of the land... like that. In other words, all it would take is a bit
> more than just my cube neighbor's opinion to get me off my current position.
> >
> > However, a couple of private replies and Robert's public one have
> suggested a better alternative, "copy".
> > I won't use it, but I decided to go with the similar "transfer".
> > I'd use "copy", except that the transfer is enacted by a specific,
> purpose-built utility that speaks the device's language and knows how to
> get its attention - the device doesn't simply appear as just-another USB
> storage device that would accept an ordinary copy operation.
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Milan DavidoviÄ [mailto:milan -dot- lists -at- gmail -dot- com]
> > Sent: December-09-13 5:06 PM
> > To: McLauchlan, Kevin
> > Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> > Subject: Re: upload/download
> >
> > What sort of evidence would both of you accept as authoritative? Logic
> may get you nowhere if you each start off with different premises...
> >
> > --Milan DavidoviÄ
> >
> > Sent from my Commercial Visible 6
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 4:06 PM, McLauchlan, Kevin <
> Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
> >> I usually say "download" for any transfer from a server to a
> workstation or device, and "upload" for any transfer from a device or
> workstation to a server (or cloud, or other manifestation of the
> interweebs). So, there's an element of "greater to lesser" vs "lesser to
> greater" in how I classify... My cow-orker disagrees and would say that
> anything going away from my computer is an upload, and anything toward the
> computer is a download, so copying files from the laptop to the device is
> an upload.
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References:
upload/download: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: upload/download: From: Milan Davidović
RE: upload/download: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: upload/download: From: Robert Lauriston

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