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ago, with the founding of the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property, which was superseded in 1967 by the UN's World Intellectual Property Organization.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