Subject: Key-whacking
From: Mark Levinson <mark -at- CRABAPPLE -dot- BITNET>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 1994 18:18:00 IST

Their use is just as inconsistent (press, use, move...).

** I never liked telling users to "press" a key, because sometimes holding
it down too long can do bad things.

Nor, being of a peaceable disposition, have I been happy telling users
to "hit" a key.

I released a manual or two telling people to "tap" this or that key,
but I had to stop because the verb is too little used. (Can I start
an underground movement of, say, a hundred technical writers willing
to simultaneously start using "tap" on 1 January 1995?)

Mark L. Levinson, SEE Technologies, Box 544, Herzlia, Israel
mark -at- dcl-see -dot- co -dot- il | voice +972-9-584684, ext. 230 | fax +972-9-543917

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