Re: Killer -Reply

Subject: Re: Killer -Reply
From: Kris Olberg <kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 1996 15:22:23 -0800

At 02:31 PM 11/13/96 -0600, you wrote:
>In other words, aborts are special conditions that differ greatly from
>stops.

I have worked with computers since 1972. My first permanent storage mechanism was a roll of yellow paper tape punched with holes. I know more operating systems than most technical people can even name.

You'll never convince me that a program aborting and program stopping are significantly different 99% of the time.

>> I prefer to take the benign route and offend the
>> fewest number of readers possible.

>Political correctness at work again. Honestly, if somebody claims to be
>offended because I used some word that he or she takes to connote
>something-or-another, I just laugh.

If you ask anyone who knows me personally, they'll tell you that I may be the most unpolitically correct person you'll ever meet.

But I am still a professional. And I still believe that a professional writer should avoid words with a negative connotation. Why assume that the audience will not be offended when you can avoid it altogether by using other terminology?



Regards...Kris
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