Geoff Hart wrote:
In this case, the definition is clearly (according to the context you
provided) "how to use it". That isn't the correct definition of
usability in any dialect I'm familiar with
OMG, there goes "usability". It just happened. A year from now
you'll be reading the English-language manual for an Asian-made
consumer product, and the operating instructions -- the biggest
section -- will be headed "Usability". And nobody will think it's
weird but us and Jakob Nielsen.
Might as well pick a replacement term for "usability" now, cuz it's
about to be hijacked.
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