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Subject:Re: what do you call it when your comput From:"Starr, Mike" <Mike -dot- Starr -at- SOFTWARE -dot- ROCKWELL -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 31 Aug 1995 13:42:14 -0600
If the software being documented is unreliable enough that you have to
describe what to do when your computer locks up, the software isn't ready to
ship. Tell the programmers to fix it.
From: Solveig Haugland
To: Multiple recipients of list TEC
Subject: what do you call it when your computer
Date: Thursday, August 31, 1995 10:58AM
Several terms are used to describe what happens when your computer just
do anything--it's frozen, it locks up, it's hung, and so on. Has anyone
dignified, yet clear term to describe this? We've tentatively gone with "if
your computer stops processing" but it doesn't feel good.
This, of course, is to be distinguished from when one is "kicked out" of an
application--when it quits unexpectedly.