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#33263 06/27/01 02:58 AM
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I don't recall claiming that the word doesn't exist. I simply claim that I avoid using it like the plague. And will continue to do so in spite of its fine pedigree.



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>I avoid using it like the plague.

I also notice that you avoid the point that there is a distinction to be made between design and architecture. so give us a better verb to use than design, already. :-/


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I also notice that you avoid the point that there is a distinction to be made between design and architecture. so give us a better verb to use than design, already. :-/

carry out/perform/do/design system architecture. Take your pick.



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Is it just me, or has the meaning of this and similar expressions changed? I always thought 1800s meant the first decade of the 19th century rather than the whole century, so that we went 1800s, 1810s, 1820s, 1830s etc.

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tsuwm demands:
so give us a better verb to use than design, already.

besides those mentioned in my previous post, I offer 'to draw up' or 'to draft'. I do not think these are superior to 'to design' or 'to architect', but are at least, commonly used with respect to the architecture of sth. in my experience.

BTW, AHD gives the definition of architecture (with respect to Computer Science) as: 'The overall !design! of a computer system'.
A cold, hard case of six of one, half a dozen of the other here gentlemen?

the final word: Ænigma finds 'architect' no good, and offers 'architectonic' instead.


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Bingley asks "Is it just me, or has the meaning of this and similar expressions changed? I always thought 1800s meant the first decade of the 19th century…"

It's just you, Bingley.


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tsuwm dictionarificates architect has been extant as a verb since early 18C

Well sure, but I gather there are rafts of words cited in dictionaries which no longer have the same, or sometines perhaps any significant, meaning. Indeed, I understand some people keep whole databases designed around this architecture


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>I understand some people keep whole databases designed around this architecture

architect doesn't qualify. it's overused.


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it's overused

... so becoming worthless?


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>carry out/perform/do/design system architecture. Take your pick.

not to be argumentative (well, that too ;), but one of the things we do all of the time is try to find a single word which will substitute for two or more. thus, 'architect' [or something more worthy] = 'carry out/perform/do/design system architecture'. using 'design', by itself, (as in "I design systems") is ambiguous."I architect systems" (to someone such as yourself) would be clear, although noisome. okay?


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