Re: Terminology Question

Subject: Re: Terminology Question
From: Haim Roman <haim -dot- roman -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Lippincott, Richard" <RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2014 21:00:42 +0300

I agree that you would call it "focus".
And I agree that the lack of a visible cursor is a bug that should be
reported & fixed.


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On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 8:28 PM, Lippincott, Richard <RLippincott -at- as-e -dot- com>
wrote:

> >The situation is not unlike the difficulty with street-name signs in
> Massachusetts that has perhaps been fixed but probably not.
>
> Hasn't been fixed, but according to local legend this is an example of
> "it's not a bug, it's a feature."
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> The conventional wisdom is that the practice began during the early to mid
> 1770s, when the local rebels started taking down some of the street name
> signs in order to confuse the British Army. Local residents would know what
> street they were on, the Redcoats wouldn't.
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> So, it's a feature that has long since outlived its usefulness. Wow, good
> thing we never see things like that in our profession, right?
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> Yes, I agree. I'd call it a bug.
>
> The situation is not unlike the difficulty with street-name signs in
> Massachusetts that has perhaps been fixed but probably not. At any corner
> there might be a sign naming the minor street, but the bigger street was
> never identified. "Why should we give its name?" the DPW must have said to
> itself, "It's a waste of effort. If you're on the street you'll already
> know its name or you wouldn't be there."
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> On Fri, 30 May 2014 15:26:16 -0400, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> wrote:
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> > I probably wouldn't call it anything. "1. Type your user name and
> > press Enter. 2. Type your password and press enter."
> >
> > I'd enter a bug report about the missing cursor.
> >
> > On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 11:41 AM, Joel W <eleysium -at- outlook -dot- com> wrote:
> >> Let's say you have a screen with several boxes / fields for entering
> >> data. The user moves from one box to the other, but there isn't a
> >> cursor in the box to indicate what box she is using. What do you call
> >> the presence in the box? i.e.:"Press enter. The ____ moves to the
> >> next box."
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