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Subject:Re: Login, Log in, Log into From:Arthur Comings <atc -at- CORTE-MADERA -dot- GEOQUEST -dot- SLB -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 28 Oct 1994 12:28:45 PDT
> Which of the following would you use and why?
> Login to the network.
> Log in to the network.
> Log into the network.
While you see all three of these phrases around, only the second, "Log
in" is correct, IMHO. It has the great advantage of using existing
words and meanings, without inventing new ones for users to puzzle
"Login" is a new, computerese, term. Who needs it, if we already have
words that work?
As for "Log into" -- you don't log INTO something; you log in TO it.
Those who don't mind inventing new terms with which only the
cognoscenti are familiar could go whole hog and use "Loginto."
Corte Madera, California
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