Re: Key-whacking

Subject: Re: Key-whacking
From: Gary Dettmers <garyd -at- TEKELEC -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 1994 14:10:08 -0600

It's too late Mark. I've been telling my readers to "tap" keys for two years.
I don't like using "hit" or "press" for the same reasons.

Gary Dettmers
garyd -at- tekelec -dot- com

> 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?)

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