Re: Term: assistant

On Wed, 3 Sep 2003 11:56AM -0800, Dave Camp wrote:

I'll give you buddy....

On Wed, 2003-09-03 at 11:31, Eugene O'Connor wrote:
 There has been some discussion on a couple of lists recently about the
 terms "assistant" and "druid". As far as I understand, these terms are
 being used synonymously, so we need to choose one and add it to the
 Recommended Terminology section of the GDSG.

I think "assistant" is the best term to use. "Druid", AFAICT, is really
 just a spin-off from "wizard", which isn't a very descriptive term
 either. Also, "assistant" is the term used by the HIG:

 The following is a proposed definition for "assistant" - comments and
 suggestions welcome.

 Term: assistant

 Definition: An interactive tool that helps you to perform a complex
task. An assistant guides you through the steps required to perform the task. For example, the Evolution Setup Assistant guides you through the
 initial configuration process for the Evolution email client.

Usage: Normal text rules. Use title capitalization for assistant names.

 Tags: Prose tag rules. Use the application tag for the name of an

 Example 1: You can use an assistant to configure an LDAP server.

Example 2: Click on the Forward button on the Evolution Setup Assistant.

 Note: Do not use the following terms as synonyms for assistant:
       - Druid
       - Wizard
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