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Alternative for "traffic cop" (Was RE: [TECH] use cases diagrammed)

From: Yvette P. Hoitink <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 17:00:23 +0200
To: "'WAI-GL'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20040527145901.1F9D3A226D@frink.w3.org>

Joe Clark wrote:

> > 1)       The locator/cop is the Navigation part of the 
> Techniques Gateway.
> "Locator" is halfway to the right word here. "Traffic cop" is 
> pretty awful, and reminds me of mid-'80s magazine articles 
> trying to explain what DOS was.

Other suggestions and my own thoughts on them:

Usher - might be too unknown a word
Agent - Too technical? 
Director - Sounds too much in charge
Guide - Sounds like a pile of paper instead of an avatar-like function
Tourguide - Sounds cool enough to make it work. Doesn't have the association
with discipline and the law that 'traffic cop' has. 

How do you call someone who works in the information kiosk in a theme park
that you go to to ask for directions or for information about available
attractions? That's the sort of word I'm thinking about. 

Yvette Hoitink
Heritas, Enschede, the Netherlands
E-mail: y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl
WWW: http://www.heritas.nl
Received on Thursday, 27 May 2004 10:59:01 UTC

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