Mike Kerner MikeKerner at
Tue May 6 09:20:01 EDT 2014

Because in my experience, an object is too abstract in the beginning and it
isn't a natural word that people relate to right off-the-top.  It FEELS
like vocabulary.  You say "button", and folks feel at home.  Then you tell
them that all these different things are buttons - radios, checkboxes,
default buttons, regular buttons, etc., and the picture forms.  Pretty soon
they start to abstract it on their own - a button is something that you
click/tap that does something.  It isn't something you type into.  Those
are fields.  OK, I've heard of fields.  I know what fields are.  So I've
got buttons and fields.

As long as we're still talking about this, "on" might also be another
state, e.g. if mySwitch is on, but I agree with Scott - hilight should be
left as-is.  "Checked" is too specific to the appearance of a checkbox.  On
mobile, though, there are very few checkboxes, but lots of two-position

On the first day, God created the heavens and the Earth
On the second day, God created the oceans.
On the third day, God put the animals on hold for a few hours,
   and did a little diving.
And God said, "This is good."

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