log vs login

Subject: log vs login
From: Katie Crowley Rosenberg <krosenbe -at- easysystemsinc -dot- com>
To: "'techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 10:08:11 -0600

Okay, I know it's language use, but it's driving me crazy. Does everyone use Login or Logon as the title of the Log In Screen?

The developers here argue that: 1) everyone does it and 2) if "set up" is the verb and "setup" is the noun, then "log in" is the verb and "login" is the noun.

My argument is that 1) multiple wrongs don't make a right and 2) "set up" is the verb and "setup" is the noun, but "log in" is always a verb and "log" is the noun.

It's a picayune point, but I'd sure like some backup. Does anybody out there agree with me, or am I sailing solo here? Please respond to my e-mail address and I'll gladly post a summary.

Katie Crowley Rosenberg
Techwriter
Easy Systems, Inc.
krosenbe -at- easysystemsinc -dot- com





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