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Subject:Re: Is "proactive" really a word? From:"McDermott, Stephen W" <Stephen -dot- McDermott -at- PSS -dot- BOEING -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 15 Oct 1997 05:44:35 -0700
pro-ac-tive - adj. serving to prepare for, intervene in, or control an
expected occurence or situation: proactive measures against crime.
Websters College Dict., 1997.
You're correct in what the word is being used for. Unless you are a
political speech writer. Because if the word is being used by
politicians, it is being used incorrectly, as most politicians do not
actively solve problems, but inadvertantly create them.
(OK, so it was a poor attempt at humor).
Stephen W. McDermott
2.19.6/2.6 Team Technical Writer