Date: Thu, 7 Mar 1996 06:31:29 -0600

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: Survey of e-usage

I didn't think Bruner et al. were trying to come up

with forms to force on everybody, I thought they were just trying to come up

with standard forms.

That was my reaction also. The project strikes me as more descriptive than

prescriptive. Because examining screen after screen of net data would be

an enormous project, they decided to use the survey method instead -- to ask

net users which spellings or words they use. That doesn't strike me as


--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]