Thursday, July 26, 2007

Interesting point about "users"

Interesting post about using the term "users" when refering to people who visit your website, or are really your customers:

Nobody talks about users of dishwashers, or users of retail stores, or users of telephones. So why are we talking about "users" of computers, browsers, and software?

Try, just for a day, to stop using this word. You'll be amazed at how differently you think about the world.


Julian Hucker said...

I agree - what do we use instead though?

Ian Dykes said...

I've added a new post with some thoughts on this.