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When discussing phrasing and style with both novice and experienced
I've always positioned the system/software as a kind of dumb slave -
anxious and willing to do whatever you ask.That certainly is
but it seems to be a non-threatening anthropomorphism, and throws a bit
responsibility back on the person using the software to be specific and
in their requests. Otherwise the slave gets it wrong, feels bad, makes
look dumb, etc.
cthiess -at- ceridian-hr -dot- com
From: Matthew J Long
>>Why should I avoid anthropomorphic phrases? Is it just for the sake of
>>so, or is there true merit to this practice?