Screen vs Page vs Card
dcragg at lacscentre.co.uk
Mon Mar 29 11:46:25 CST 2004
At 9:27 am -0500 29/3/04, Marian Petrides wrote:
>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.
I go along with this. I'm even uncomfortable with many of the
alternative shorthand forms such as cd when I see them in other
Another reason for not allowing alternatives is that it reduces the
stock of available terms that might be used for future objects that
we haven't thought of yet. "sheet" and "drawer" have had to be added
to the language recently, so who knows when one of the OS developers
will dream up a "page" or "screen" or even "periscope" object that we
"must have" in Rev.
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