upload / download

Subject: upload / download
From: Gwen Barnes <gwen -dot- barnes -at- MUSTANG -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 1994 16:14:58 GMT

-> I'm fairly new to this list, so forgive me if this subject has been
-> discussed before. Is there any industry-standard for the use of the
-> words "upload" and "download"?

Copying files from your computer to another computer: UPLOAD
Copying files from another computer to your computer: DOWNLOAD

Authority: I write docs for Wildcat! and QmodemPro, for Mustang
Software, Inc.

-> How are these terms used in your publications? Does anyone know the
-> origins of these terms? Too late now to change industry jargon, but
-> wouldn't it have been simpler to use "transmit" and "receive" to desc
-> these actions?

I prefer "send"/"transmit" and "receive", but the up/download
terminology is too well entrenched to try and change it now.

Gwen gwen -dot- barnes -at- mustang -dot- com
MSI * Connecting the world in '94 805-873-2500

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