Re: Hard Hitting Computing

Subject: Re: Hard Hitting Computing
From: Kris Olberg <kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 6 Nov 1996 11:49:02 -0800

At 01:35 PM 11/6/96 -0500, you wrote:
>Maybe we need a little open market competition to remind us that real,
>live users are not going to be cast into a maelstrom of controversy by
>the appearance of the word "abort" on their screen or in their
>documentation. They know what it means. And do we really think that
>anyone will prefer "mouse devices" over "mice," "mouses," or "meece"?

Are you sure you know how your readers are going to react to specific terminology? Sounds like you're projecting your own level of sensitivity onto your readers.

Be careful. It's sort of like saying that, "I don't understand why anyone would want to vote for <insert your favorite candidate's name>."

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