RE: Prompt as ask

Subject: RE: Prompt as ask
From: MAGGIE SECARA <SECARAM -at- mainsaver -dot- com>
To: "'Tom Murrell'" <tmurrell -at- columbus -dot- rr -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 14 Sep 1999 10:28:20 -0700

The system prompts you to do something, whether hit a key or fill in a
blank. You may think of it as asking for information, but it's really a
prompt (or a nudge?) for action.

I guess that's why we call it a system prompt and not a system question :)

Cheers!

Maggie Secara
secaram -at- mainsaver -dot- com

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tom Murrell [SMTP:tmurrell -at- columbus -dot- rr -dot- com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 1999 1:11 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Subject: Re: Prompt as ask
>
> On September 13th, Jim Cort wrote, in part:
>
> >Have you ever used "prompt" as a synonym for "ask"?
> I had an interesting reaction when I first ready Jim's question; it was
> that
> there is an element of volition in the answer to the question. It is so
> easy to personify our computers.
>
>




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