Re: What do you call that thing....

Subject: Re: What do you call that thing....
From: Mike Collier - SSG <MikeCol -at- SBSERVICES -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 16:22:24 -0500

>I would stick with tree. While in context it could be construed as jargon,
>it is in fact an excellent metaphor as the ideas of trees, branches, roots,
>etc. correspond to something easily understandable.
>
>Are your programmers looking for something more geeky? Or do they consider
>the term "tree" too geeky?
>
>It makes me wonder where things are headed if our natural world analogies no
>longer can be deemed appropriate for explaining abstract concepts to users.
>
>----------
>From: Jane Bergen[SMTP:janeb -at- answersoft -dot- com]
>Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 1997 9:47 AM
>To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
>Subject: What do you call that thing....
>
>I'm trying to describe an interface for a user guide. We're using
>the Windows Explorer model of a collapsible/expandable tree in one of
>the views.... is it generally considered OK (in other words,
>non-jargon) to refer to it as a "tree" ---
>
>(stuff deleted)
>
>

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