Posted by ESC on December 18, 2004
In Reply to: Logon to our website 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.
We have to change the passwords at work every 30 days. And I have to remember passwords to access various databases, etc. I had a hard time remembering all that until I came up with a method. I use the first letters of various phrases. For example, w9yds.
The Associated Press Stylebook is trying to keep up. AP style is: e-mail, Web site, home page. I don't have my stylebook at home, so I can't tell you if it's log in, log-in or login.