Re: data sheet or datasheet?

Subject: Re: data sheet or datasheet?
From: John Gilger <JohnG -at- MIKOHN -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 10:35:17 -0700

These are word constructions in transition. For example, "data base"
was originally (and still correctly) two words. Usage compounded them
into "data-base" and now it is acceptable to use the single word,
"database." This discussion is from a recent "Writer's Art" column
syndicated by James Kirkpatrick.

IMHO it is "datasheet" and "online". Why wait for the transition phase?

John Gilger

-----Original Message-----
From: joe [mailto:joe -at- MANAGE -dot- COM]
Sent: Monday, April 20, 1998 6:26 PM
Subject: data sheet or datasheet?

I find both on the web and in the archives and neither in Websters or
the Chic. Manual of Style. Is there an authority? Is the MS manual of
style online (or on line)?



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