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Today's Provocative Question...

1)  Log In / Log Out


2)  Log On / Log Off


3)  Who Cares?


Slow Day
Monday, June 14, 2004

"The Roman Empire was neither Roman nor an empire.


Monday, June 14, 2004

into a system, onto a web site?

Monday, June 14, 2004

Sign In \ Sign Out

Monday, June 14, 2004

1 / 0

Monday, June 14, 2004

1) Beam me up.
2) Beam me down.
3) Scatter my molecules throughout the galaxy.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Jacks on \ ...

Monday, June 14, 2004

How about:

Login / Logout

I'm surprised it didn't get a mention...

Almost Anonymous
Monday, June 14, 2004

Wax on, wax off.

Jimmy Jo-jo
Monday, June 14, 2004

1) I remember it as:
The "Holy Roman Empire" was not holy, Roman or an empire".

2) Logging: Are you trying to get "into" a site or  "onto" a bulletin board?  Log In or Log On as appropriate.  I think of the distinction as reading a site, but modifying a bulletin board ( with a posting ).

Barry Sperling
Monday, June 14, 2004

Back when my workday entailed working with both a LAN and a big ol' IBM mainframe, I initially had a hard time remembering which syntax was used to access which platform.

To keep it straight, I imagined the physical appearance of each, and what it would look like if one were trying to interact with the physical artifacts: viz., I imagined climbing ONto a mainframe cabinet, or stepping INto a corral of wires (i.e. network cabling).

But I'm unaware of any larger significance to the two terms, or if it's just piddling with semantics...

- former car owner in Queens
Monday, June 14, 2004

Definately going for the 'who gives a flying fuck' option.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Sign In , Sign Out

but 'Single Sign On' not 'Single Sign In'

Monday, June 14, 2004

I like in/out...

Are we talking about computers?

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Hotmail: Sign-In

Yahoo Mail: sign in
Yahoo Messenger: Sign In

Amazon: Sign in

Windows: Log Off

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

> Windows: Log Off

That's the best idea I've seen all day.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

ftp / quit

open / close

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

How about

Log on / Un-log on

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

to the "'single sign on' not 'single sign in'" post... they mean different things... go figure it out.

as for the 'log in' vs. 'log on' ...maybe 'log in' is the description of where/what to do when performing the process of 'logging on.'

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

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