[ubuntu-uk] Ubuntu on the BBC!!!

jim.cameron at buhlersortex.com jim.cameron at buhlersortex.com
Thu Oct 22 16:54:57 BST 2009

Tony Pursell:
> Use of the word 'program'  for computer program was in a book
> I used to have with a title something like 'British Standard
> Terms in Data Processing', published by the BSI back in
> the1960s!.  And people still get it wrong...

I remember correcting my primary school teacher on this point in about
1980. It's a common problem with texts localised from the US,
though--they tend to replace 'program' with 'programme' globally, not
realising that UK English has adopted the American spelling in the
specific sense of a computer program.

Jim Cameron
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