[Air-l] login/logon -- add 1

Laura O'Grady l.ogrady at sympatico.ca
Wed Mar 2 09:25:56 PST 2005

At 12:00 PM 02/03/05 -0500, you wrote:

>It could be said that "login" is the act of connecting while "logon" is
>the state of being connected. Yet, I belive the 2 words are often used
>interchangeably, as in "Is Nancy logged in?"

Perhaps it is a past and present tense thing.  For example, I may ask 
someone in the present tense "Can I logIN using your 
computer?"   Alternatively someone might ask me "Have you ever logged ON to 
that message board?", which would be past tense.  To respond my second 
example I might say "Ya I logged ON last night" if that were the case but 
would say "I will logIN tomorrow to check it out" if that were instead true.


Laura O'Grady
Ph.D. Candidate
OISE / University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

logrady at oise.utoronto.ca
l.ogrady at sympatico.ca

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