Dialog Boxes (Was Re: Naming conventions)

Subject: Dialog Boxes (Was Re: Naming conventions)
From: Chris Hamilton <chamilton -at- GR -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 7 Aug 1996 13:21:11 -0500

Brett Wetzell wrote:

> I have no idea what the origin or logic
> behind that phrase is, but most users (yes, including me) seem generally
> confused by it. I would be interested to find out more...

I don't know what the origin is, but if you think about it in just the
right way, "dialog" realy isn't a misnomer. When I taught Windows a few
years back, I'd have to deal with terms like dialog box. I described
them as the application asking you questions, having a dialog, if you
like. If it were 2005, Windows would probably ask you verbally and you
would verably respond.

That's just my take on it.

Chris Hamilton, Technical Writer
Greenbrier and Russel
chamilton -at- gr -dot- com
From way downtown, !

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