corey.burger at gmail.com
Thu Mar 10 09:06:40 UTC 2005
I advocate program for all user-centred docs. This is word that is in
more common usage, despite what style guides say.
On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 12:40:19 +0200, Sean Wheller <sean at inwords.co.za> wrote:
> On Thursday 10 March 2005 08:31, Nick Loeve wrote:
> > Corey Burger wrote:
> > > I had a thought about the word applications. The word programs, IMHO,
> > > is clearer for the target audience. Applications is more a
> > > power-user/developer term. Thoughts?
> > >
> > > Corey
> > I don't really see a problem there, as long as we are consistent.
> > If we aren't consistent at the moment, then we should change to one or
> > the other.
> Generally the distinction between the term "program" and "application" is a
> historical one. Today the term "program" is used for DOS or SHELL. The term
> application is used for "GUI."
> +1 to change it, if the software discussed is GUI, to "application."
> Sean Wheller
> Technical Author
> sean at inwords.co.za
> Registered Linux User #375355
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