Subject: invoke?!!
From: holland -at- CVAX -dot- IPFW -dot- INDIANA -dot- EDU
Date: Sun, 13 Nov 1994 12:47:41 EST

"Invoke" carries with it extremely strong religious connotations. (The
dictionary at hand supplies such definitions as "to call upon a higher power
for assistance," "to summon with incantations; conjure." The term was
probably ported to the ACM environment by programmers who believed themselves
to be gods. Since we have a better understanding of the way things really
are, we tech writers ought to write about "using" the programs and
"invoking" the manuals!

Steve Hollander
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
holland -at- cvax -dot- ipfw -dot- indiana -dot- edu

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