Andy Williamson & Ruth DeSouza
andy at wairua.co.nz
Wed Mar 2 11:02:46 PST 2005
Hale and Scanlon's Wired Style - and what better resource for an online term
:-) - says:
Login: The account name used etc...
Logon: The procedure used to gain access to a network (opp Logoff).
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[mailto:air-l-aoir.org-bounces at listserv.aoir.org] On Behalf Of Barry Wellman
Sent: Thursday, 3 March 2005 05:55
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Subject: [Air-l] login/logon
Which is the preferred usage: "login" or "logon". For my paper writing, I'd
like to standardize on one.
"login": 218 Million hits
"logon": 6.7 Million hits
so there is a 30:1 preference for login vs. logon.
But I'd love to hear some more debate.
Barry Wellman Professor of Sociology NetLab Director
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