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Subject:Re: Word Search From:Karen Davis PSP team 03 505 <karene -at- ASIMOV -dot- SC -dot- TI -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 2 May 1995 17:02:01 CDT
I've heard this referred to as "The Baby Duck Syndrome". The first
thing seen (used) is "Mama".
karene -at- asimov -dot- sc -dot- ti -dot- com
>There is a phenomenon in the computer world where some users become
>unswervingly (Some say, "unthinkingly") loyal
>** They get imprinted. Is that the word you were trying to think of?
> Like the little fowl who follow the first moving object that they
> see when they hatch, we users believe that the way our first
> word-processor acts is the way word-processors naturally should act.
> mark -at- sd -dot- co -dot- il
> (Some people even think Otis Redding, who imprinted "Satisfaction"
> on his fans before the Rolling Stones, sang the only correct version.)