need a word (again)

Subject: need a word (again)
From: Alisa Dean <Alisa -dot- Dean -at- MCI -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 1997 13:00:00 -0700

> From Joe's point of view, his system is his "home system." From
> Nancy's point of view, her system is her "home system."
>
> From Joe's point of view, what is Nancy's system?


If Joe's system is home, then Nancy's can be any of the following:

Remote System (this may imply some connection between the two systems)
Guest System (since Joe is a temporary guest, and this term is consistent
with the home image)
Host System (since Nancy is host to Joe as a guest - may be too close
in sound to "home," but it's the one I think is most
technically correct)
Visited System

I agree about not using the term "foreign." There are negative connotations
(who's foreign, you or me?) and since you are planning to localize
your product in multiple countries, this may create confusion regarding
the actual definition being used.

I hope this helps.

Alisa Dean
Sr. Technical Writer
alisa -dot- dean -at- mci -dot- com

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