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Subject:Should, etc. From:Mike Christie <mikec -at- SYNTEL -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 3 Jun 1994 09:03:37 PDT
Dan Dieterich writes:
>> If I were to write "You should enter the correct password," I'm employing a
>> strong tone, but the sentence itself is still just a statement--not a
>> command. If I had to defend what I wrote in a court of law one day,
>> I'd prefer to defend commands that are commands--not statements.
No to mention the fact that the user could read the statement as "I can enter
my password, but I really don't have to if I don't want to." End users have
done much stranger things, as the recent posting decribing the trials and
tribulations of technical support staff attested.
Syntelligence Systems, Inc.
mikec -at- syntel -dot- com