Re: Terminology

Subject: Re: Terminology
From: Johnny One Note <essncom -at- PRIMENET -dot- COM>
Date: Sat, 20 Apr 1996 19:52:06 -0700

On Sat, 20 Apr 1996, Mercedes Abels wrote:

> On Sat, 20 Apr 1996, Jim Grey wrote:

> > Jerolynn Cochrane <cochrane -at- RDSDATA -dot- COM> wants to know:
> > >3. Is something ever a "unit".
> >
> > No, no, a thousand times, no! "Unit" adds no meaning. For example,
> > "Interface Adapter Unit" is equal to "Interface Adapter". (That's a veiled
> > jab at a former employer.) Would you write "Turn off the computer unit" or
> > just "Turn off the computer"?
> >
> > Whatever you do, *please* don't let your company ever name a product "System
> > Control Unit"! ;->
> >
> > Peace,
> > jim

> Well, we use 'unit', and I believe it works for us. Actually, we name our
> products aerial devices, derricks, elevators, etc. In the manuals,
> however, instead of constantly saying aerial device or digger derrick, we
> refer to the unit. We define unit as the aparatus mounted on the vehicle,
> the chassis and all parts and subparts of the two.

> Therefore, I would instruct an operator to park the unit on a firm
> surface, set the parking brake, chock the wheels and extend the
> outriggers before extending the boom.
> Marci

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Way to go, Marci!

John Patterson
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