Logon

Unless you have a username and a password or some other set of credentials you cannot LOGON to a website.  I know, I’m being nit-picky but there is absolutely nothing about connecting to a webiste with a browser that constitutes the act of logging in or on to the server.  It really gets my goat when I hear ads on the radio asking me to logon to a website.  

I want to reach out to that marketing weanie and ask for my credentials.

7 thoughts on “Logon

  1. Let me bore you with the following about the proper use and then the chronic mis-use of methodology. At least scan down to the, “In recent years,” part.

    “Methodology can properly refer to the theoretical analysis of the methods appropriate to a field of study or to the body of methods and principles particular to a branch of knowledge. In this sense, one may speak of objections to the methodology of a geographic survey (that is, objections dealing with the appropriateness of the methods used) or of the methodology of modern cognitive psychology (that is, the principles and practices that underlie research in the field). In recent years, however, methodology has been increasingly used as a pretentious substitute for method in scientific and technical contexts, as in The oil company has not yet decided on a methodology for restoring the beaches. People may have taken to this practice by influence of the adjective methodological to mean “pertaining to methods.” Methodological may have acquired this meaning because people had already been using the more ordinary adjective methodical to mean “orderly, systematic.” But the misuse of methodology obscures an important conceptual distinction between the tools of scientific investigation (properly methods) and the principles that determine how such tools are deployed and interpreted.”

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