Re: Generic Computer Term

Subject: Re: Generic Computer Term
From: Arthur Comings <atc -at- CORTE-MADERA -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 1994 11:46:21 PST

Unless your company manufacturers minis or mainframes, I think you
could get away with "computer" pretty easily.


> Judith Grobe Sachs <Judith -dot- Grobe -dot- Sachs -at- UIC -dot- EDU> asked:

> >I have a question. On our campus we have PCs, Macs and various
> >sorts of workstations. What term can I use to refer to all of
> >them without making anyone think that I've left them out?

> Judith,

> Whenever I describe the product that my employer manufacturers,
> which runs of DOS PCs as well as workstations that run UNIX and
> some of its many variations, I use the term "desktop computer."
> To my thinking, this term includes any computer that is small
> enough to reside on a desktop (Macs, PCs, workstations, etc.).

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