Subject: Re: CF cards apparently not dead yet
In article<email@example.com>, Tony Cooper<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> So we have two people with anecdotal versions. One says he's not
> >> concerned with the amount of time it takes to upload photos from a
> >> card, and the other is concerned that it takes 15 minutes to upload
> >> his videos.
> >since the transfer is local, it's called copying.
> The process is called many things...upload, download, import, copy,
> transfer, etc.
some of which are incorrect.
> Adobe uses two terms on this page:
> The top line says "import photos" and #2 says to "Click Download
download is incorrect, although it's sometimes used for
> SanDisk uses "transfer" and "transfer speed":
transfer is equivalent to copy.
they didn't say upload or download.
> The different card readers that came up in a search also use
> In Lightroom, the word "Copy" is used. but they also use "import" when
> they say refer to getting images from a card to Lightroom.
importing is much more than a simple copy.
> I agree that "upload" or "download" are the least applicable terms,
not only least applicable, but wrong.
> but you can't say that "it's called copying" as if it's the *right*
> term because "copy" is used less than "transfer" any of the other
> terms including "upload" and "download" by the general user.
i never said copy was the *only* term, and it's used *far* more often
a common (yet inefficient) way to copy a file in windows is choose copy
from the edit menu (or ctrl-c). not transfer.
move is another, although move means deleting the originals.
import is specific to asset managers, since it's a lot more than just
the point is that upload and download are incorrect.
> I like precise use of the correct words in any situation, but there is
> no precise term in this case. The *function* is a copy function
> since the files remain on the original medium and are replicated in a
> new location, but the term "copy" has not achieved any standard
copying does not mean deleting the original.
if the original is deleted after a copy, it's a move.
> >upload or download would be when it involves a remote system (i.e., the
> >cloud), which it does not.
> For that matter, an upload or a download is also a copy function. The
> uploaded or downloaded files are replicated in another location, but
> we don't use "copy" to describe uploading or downloading.
sometimes copy is used in that context and may be acceptable.
examples: copy to the cloud. copy to the server.
> "Transfer" - a widely used term - is sorta incorrect since the files
> are not transferred from one place to another.
yes they most certainly are transferred.
once again, you're *well* out of your league.