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The Great Term Robbery
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-25, 23:31 authored by Holmes, WN
This essay reviews the bad treatment the computing industry and profession give to ordinary English, their mauling of grammar, and their distortion of vocabulary. Attention is drawn to the old standard vocabulary put together by the profession and largely ignored by the profession at present, in particular by confusing the terms data " and "information " terms that were used in the standard to allow a contrast to be made between people and machines a contrast that is ethically and morally very significant."
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