Re: Term: assistant

In a more serious vein, how many places are there that we /don't/ use
'assistant' and instead use something else?


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
> assistant.
> 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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