Terminals...

Richard legalize at xmission.com
Sat Aug 14 20:48:20 CDT 2010


In article <4C6724B7.3090908 at softjar.se>,
    Johnny Billquist <bqt at softjar.se>  writes:

> Almost all companies got the gender wrong on their equipment.

That is telling you something about the standard.  If
everyone's getting it wrong, then the standard has a bug.

Standards should make it easy for people to do the right thing.

If a standard comes out and everyone consistently gets it wrong, then
the standard is at fault, not the people.

Standards should acknowledge human nature, not pretend that humans are
vulcans.

> [...] many couldn't figure out what a DTE and DCE was.

More testimony to the standard being buggy.

It doesn't help that these two different roles differ in their acronym
by only a single letter that sounds almost identical when pronounced
out.
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