Re: "Advanced" or Advance" Information?

Subject: Re: "Advanced" or Advance" Information?
From: "Matthew B. Hicks" <matt -at- UNIDATA -dot- UCAR -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 1995 10:33:29 -0600

On Tue, 12 Sep 1995, Brent Gossett - 6108 wrote:

> I'm releasing an early version of a manual for a chip. What is the
> industry-standard term for such an early document? I've heard both
> "advanced" and "advance." Later releases would be called "preliminary"
> and "final."

I don't know about any industry standard, but "advanced" would be wrong.
"Advanced information" would be about leading edge work that few people
know about; "advanced" implies more about the quality or level of the
information than about its temporal positioning. "Advance" on the other
hand, means leading the way, coming before. Anyone using "advanced" in
this situation does so in error.

(Oh and thanks to *everyone* who pointed out to me that the highest score
possible on the SAT is 1600, not 1400 as I had asserted. I've had some
contract work that I've been doing at night, and consequently haven't
been getting enough sleep. Ironically [and I believe that "irony" is the
proper term], *I* scored over 1400 on my SATs. I guess my poor little
brain has lost a few steps since then. :-)

Matt Hicks, Tech. Writer, Unidata * I may not agree with what you
Boulder, CO, (303)497-8676, ******* say, but I'll defend to the
matt -at- unidata -dot- ucar -dot- edu ************* death my right to mock you.

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