Posted by Gary on December 18, 2004
Or rather, don't because we don't require a code/password and so there is no logon.
Having had the doubtful pleasure of logging in to my workplace IT service daily for the past twenty years it's nice to be able to visit websites that don't require a login. The BBC who usually pride themselves on precision in language, are having an advertising binge on promoting their website just now, and keep inviting us to login there.
Picture me, ranting 'no, no, no' at the tele.
Perhaps the language just hasn't evolved fast enough to keep up with IT. Another one that gets me is 'computer expert'. If you work with computers there's not much else you can be apart from an expert. There was an attempt to invent 'software engineer' a while back but it didn't seem to stick.