RE: daisy chaining and jumpering

Subject: RE: daisy chaining and jumpering
From: "Bowen, Marianne" <Marianne -dot- Bowen -at- Nextel -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 14:24:36 -0400

<<Another recent post raised a similar question re: the use of "jumper" as
verb. On this one, my dictionary does have something to say: "jumper" is a
noun, not a verb, at least in the usages cited by Webster (9th New
Collegiate Dictionary). However, common parlance in the electronics
industry would probably raise no objection to using "jumper" as a verb. Any
technician on the bench would know what you meant if you said, "Jumper pins
1 and 2." In fact, that's probably what they would say if they were telling
YOU to do it. >>

I disagree with this. Jumper is a noun, you "set" a jumper pin, just like
you "install a car battery", you don't "battery a car". And honestly, I have
not yet met a technician who "jumpers" a pin.


Marianne Bowen
Technical Writer
Nextel Communications, Inc.
IT - Systems Engineering

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