RE: [BULK] Re: On the value of glossaries containing terms the audience should already know

Subject: RE: [BULK] Re: On the value of glossaries containing terms the audience should already know
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, Mike McCallister <mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com>, Julie Stickler <jstickler -at- gmail -dot- com>, "Elissa K. Miller" <emiller -at- doubleknot -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:12:14 -0500

Yah but, was the term "IP" in general use in that context? Or would it have been just among lawyers, if it was?
My audience is supposed to be technical to some extent (they certainly need to know what we mean by IP, to get our product configured...).
My context (and that of my readers) is connecting to the interweebs.

I'm not a business geek, but I've been reading all sections of the newspaper since the 1960s, and I don't recall seeing "IP" until fairly recently, in either context. And I certainly met the Internet Protocol meaning years before I encountered somebody saying "IP" and meaning intellectual property. So, from my perspective, it looks like yet another case of a perfectly respectable business or legal term that didn't start being a widely used initialism or acronym until somebody wanted a buzzword.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene Kim-Eng [mailto:techwr -at- genek -dot- com]
Sent: December-20-13 12:01 PM
To: McLauchlan, Kevin; Mike McCallister; Julie Stickler; Elissa K. Miller
Cc: techwrl
Subject: Re: [BULK] Re: On the value of glossaries containing terms the audience should already know

120 years ago, with the founding of the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property, which was superseded in 1967 by the UN's World Intellectual Property Organization.

One of the reasons why "common terms" in technical manual glossaries are useful is that many acronyms have multiple meanings and the technical ones are often the Johnny-come-lately ones.

Gene Kim-Eng


On 12/20/2013 7:26 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin wrote:
> The "intellectual property" = "IP" thing started becoming popular
> (er.... sorry.... I meant "started gaining traction") years ago

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On the value of glossaries containing terms the audience should already know: From: Elissa K. Miller
Re: On the value of glossaries containing terms the audience should already know: From: Julie Stickler
RE: [BULK] Re: On the value of glossaries containing terms the audience should already know: From: Mike McCallister
RE: [BULK] Re: On the value of glossaries containing terms the audience should already know: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: [BULK] Re: On the value of glossaries containing terms the audience should already know: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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