Screen vs Page vs Card
mpetrides at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 29 08:27:33 CST 2004
Hmm... if we are talking confusion here, what about all those Fortran
types who think of a card as a punch card, i.e. a single line of code?
Actually, although I mentioned "screen" as being a synonym for card, I
was NOT advocating switching to this term in the actual Transcript
Up until recently, I used Discovery Systems' Course Builder
extensively. Somewhere between version 2 and version 3 they switched
terminology for the various elements within their visual environment
(nests, blocks, etc.) and I personally found the change VERY
frustrating. It's tough enough to learn new features without having to
(needlessly) rethink the terms you use on a day-to-day basis to
describe your work.
I'm not even sure permissively allowing use of 'screen" and "page" as
alternatives would be a benefit because then you would have people on
this list using a variety of different terms for the same thing--very
confusing for the neophyte in particular. I'm thinking of the 5
different synonyms for the same test in blood banking (IAT, Indirect
Coombs, Indirect Antiglobulin Test, Antibody screen/panel, AHG phase)
--drives students and new techs nuts.
My 2 cents on the matter...
On Mar 29, 2004, at 9:08 AM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Judy Perry wrote:
>> I disagree, FWIW. Conceptually, the two sets are *very different*.
>> Books are necessarily LINEAR. How do you explain a non-linear book?
>> (Okay, you can present the case of an encyclopedia or dictionary, but
>> they're the *exception*, not the norm).
> I would only advocate _adding_ "book" and "page" as _synonyms_, and
> only if there were no performance or other downsides. Under no
> circumstances would I advocate removing "stack" and "card".
>> Besides -- has ToolBook really had the same impact that Hypercard has?
> HC users looking for alternatives have likely found them by now. But
> ToolBook users may not be aware that a simpler way of delivering to
> multiple platforms is available. When they get around to discovering
> Rev, it would be nice to support their scripts without modification.
> Tokens have been added for SuperCard and OMO compatibility, so this is
> consistent with the engine's history.
> Richard Gaskin
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