Re: Hard Hitting Computing

Subject: Re: Hard Hitting Computing
From: Joan Smith <jsmith -at- ENCORE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 10:23:01 -0500

> Recently saw a billboard splash (talk about the popularization of personal
> computing) announcing the "next killer application."
> This term has always bugged me. Do you think that it has a violent subtext
> or is it just the kinder, gentler Canadian in me? I mean, what's wrong with
> "powerful, next wave, etc."
> Other examples of hard-hitting computing that come to mind are:
> - "kill -9" (UNIX command)
> - "Hit Enter" (verbal)

And then there is the ever-debatable "Abort the process"...
Let's not go there!!!

Joan (who doesn't think PCs were mean to be PC)

> Maybe we could come up with a glossary of two-fisted computing terms. No,
> "paste" doesn't count, even though it's in Webster.
> Ben Hechter
> Northern Telecom
> Vancouver, B.C

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