Re: log onto / log into

Subject: Re: log onto / log into
From: Richard Dimock <red -at- ELSEGUNDOCA -dot- ATTGIS -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 1995 08:10:48 PDT

Kevin Sporleder at kevinsp -at- crt -dot- com asks

Which is correct:

Log onto the system....

Log on to the system....


Ah, both deprecated!

Log on the system.

You are entering your ID into the system log.

Does the hotel desk clerk ask you to "Sign Into" the desk
register? No, you sign your name "in" the register.

Systems ask you to Log On, Please. So log on.

There is no reason to use jargon when Ye Olde Englishe works.

If ya gotta use the "to", use "on to"

Dick Dimock Artfully Senior Tech Writer logged on at

AT&T GIS in Scenic

El Segundo, CA
Where police cars pull alongside
automobiles having occupants that
"Don't Belong Here", or are "The
Wrong Kind", and escort them out
of town. Don't speed, either.

I only said it was SCENIC.

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