Re: Using the Term "User"

Subject: Re: Using the Term "User"
From: Richard elGurutm Howland-Bolton <reh1 -at- CORNELL -dot- EDU>
Date: Sat, 4 Dec 1993 05:44:02 -0500

>The reasoning is that the term "user" has extremely
>strong connotations with drug users, and that an alternative
> term would be more appropriate. I'm interested in how
>others feel. If you don't like the term user, what
>alternatives would you suggest.

It has been pointed out before that there are
similarities between the two industries. I have
never heard any complaints before--maybe a slight
wryness perhaps, but no complaints. I suppose
my users have been frightened that I'll pull
the plug on them :-)


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