Re[2]: appears vs is displayed

Subject: Re[2]: appears vs is displayed
From: "Virginia L. Krenn" <asdxvlk -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 15:25:42 -0600

Tom Brown <tombrown -at- ITOP1 -dot- US -dot- DG -dot- COM> wrote:

> The American Heritage Dictionary third edition includes an intransitive
> use for display: "Comp. SCi. To provide information or graphics on a
> screen." So I vote for "displays."

If display means provide 'information on a screen', then displays means
'provides information on a screen'.
So, if it is OK to say the screen displays, then it follows that it must be
OK to say the screen provides information on a screen, which it is not.
The software product displays the information.

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