Re: Glossary and Acronym Update

From: Craig A. Finseth (fin@finseth.com)
Date: Fri, Nov 12 1999


Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 09:29:15 -0600 (CST)
Message-Id: <199911121529.JAA11394@isis.visi.com>
From: "Craig A. Finseth" <fin@finseth.com>
To: martin_spamer@kingston-comms.co.uk
Cc: www-tv@w3.org
Subject: Re: Glossary and Acronym Update

   I would like to propose an addition to the glossary, IPG: an Interactive
   programme guide.

   I also suggest that some differentiation between and EPG and IPG is
   established.  In my mind and EPG is essentially passive and an IPG is
   definitely active.

Can you explain this difference further?  Perhaps an example of each?

   On the Program(me) side I also need to point out that in UK English (and
   most of the Commonwealth) we have slightly different usage of
   Programme/program, though both are typically regarded as synonyms in modern
   dictionaries.  A "programme" is a TV broadcast programme or schedule of
   events and 'program' is a computer software program.

   Could we exploit this to aid differentiation?  I don't know, I haven't even
   fully convinced my self about this but thought I'd throw it in the ring any
   way.

With sympathies to the people who write and speak our shared language
correctly on the other side of the Atlantic, I think that an attempt
to draw this distinction would be more-or-less doomed to fail.

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