TITLE

Not `x'actly what you wanted

AUTHOR(S)
Briere, Daniel; Heckart, Christine
PUB. DATE
July 1997
SOURCE
Network World;07/14/97, Vol. 14 Issue 28, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the use of `x' words for general assumptions. Advantages and disadvantages of using `x' words in communications; Inaccurate results that may arise from `x' words.
ACCESSION #
9708100765

 

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