Stylish Microsoft

Subject: Stylish Microsoft
From: Pam <pam -at- SAMMY -dot- PLS -dot- OV -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 16:39:00 -0800

Hello,

Regarding Microsoft's style recommendations that state:

"'Click' or 'double-click' is preferred over 'choose' and 'select.'"

The folks who write the Microsoft Computer Dictionary (2nd ed.) have a different idea. They
define "Choose" as:

"To pick a command or option from within a graphical interface.... Although 'select' is often
used instead of 'choose' to describe the same action, 'choose' is the preferred term because
'select' has specific connotations within computing."

Hmm.

Regards,

Pamela Turpin
Penny-a-Liner
OpenVision Technologies, Inc.

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