[QUOTE]\nTony Cooper\nRe: Paintshop and Corel\n11/25/2013 <[email][/email]>\n\n"When the steps are determined by the developer, and written\ninto the program, a protocol has been established so the\naction will always be the same. That's a protocol."\n\nYou're welcome.[/QUOTE]\n\nNeither the words "software development" nor "software" are used in\nthe article you have just cited.\n[QUOTE]\nThis is a lie, Eric. You have NOT showed any examples that have shown that\nI do not understand the meaning of the word "protocol". You have, however,\nshown ample of proof that you do not, such as this:\n\nEric Stevens\nRe: Paintshop and Corel\n11/28/2013 <[email][/email]>\n\n"The user's backup protocol for the single button backup\nmight say (....) or 'I'm never going to use it'"\n\nYou have yet to show ANY substantiation of me not understanding the word\n"protocol". You have an empty claim that I don't understand it, but you\nhave yet to point to any information *from me* that you can claim is an\nincorrect claim about the meaning of "protocol", as I just did about you\nabove. See - above is *substantiation*. I claim that you don't know the\nmeaning of the word "protocol" and then I substantiate that with a quote\nfrom you where you clearly display this fallacy.[/QUOTE]\n\nIf it was a class room I would chalk up a diagram setting out the\nhierarchy of instructions which define the difference between a\nprotocol and a procedure (software implements a procedure to meet the\nrequirements of a protocol). As this is not a classrroom I will have\nto leave you to think about this yourself.[QUOTE]\nSince you have failed to support your claim, there is nothing for me to\ndeny - you have yet to make a valid claim, just an empty one. Why would I\ndeny your ampty claims?[/QUOTE]\n\nYou failing to understand does not mean that I have failed to support\nmy claim.[QUOTE]\nNo, your refusal to substantiate your claim amounts to lack of\nsubstantiattion from you.\n\nYou have yet to:\n\n1. Establish something I said that demonstrates a lack of understanding of\nthe word "protocol"\n\n2. Supply a correct definition or usage of the word in that context\n\nI eagerly await your substantiation, Eric.[/QUOTE]\n\nYou have already the necessary explanations. If this were a class room\nwith you having to sit an examination at the end of the year I would\npredict you will fail to answer this question correctly.\n\nAs it is, you are locked into a logical loop. In demanding examples\nwhich meet your requirementts you arefusing to understand the current\nuse of the word 'protocol' until you understand the currrent use of\nthe word 'protocol'.[QUOTE]\nThis is actually quite a bit funny. Your initial claim (still quoted above)\nwas that *I* was going on about "software development", and I (correctly)\npointed out that it was Tony that brought it up in the first place.[/QUOTE]\n\nAnd I correctly pointed out that I was the first to use that term. You\ncertainly talked about 'software developing'. I don't know who first\nintroduced the subject of software developing/development.\n[QUOTE]\nNow\nyou've gone and seem to claim that the phrase should be verbatim just to\nshoot down my claim that it was Tony who brought it up (since he didn't use\nthe exact phrase "software development") but what does that make out of\nyour initial claim since you in the process have proved that.. neither have\nI.\n\nSo - Eric, why are YOU going on about "software development"??[/QUOTE]\n\nBecause you said (above) "he had started to talk about it".[QUOTE]\nThis remains true as of today.\n\n\nI know exactly what you mean by it - But what it does NOT is either of\nthese:\n\n1. Prove that I have misunderstood the word "protocol"\n2. Define the word "protocol".\n\nIt does NEITHER of those things, which menas that in terms of\nsubstantiating your claim - it was just a lot of hot air.[/QUOTE]\n\nThe fact that continue to talk about 'software' (which is inside the\nblack box) while Tony is referring to 'protocol' (which is outside the\nblack box and determines what the black box is supposed to do) shows\nthat you do not understand what is being said to you.[QUOTE]\nHey, I am not the one that doesn't understand the word "protocol", like\nyou've shown that you don't, Eric. Your irrlevant diversions about a black\nbox analogy does not help you, but rather illustrate your ignorance. \nFail.\n\nApparently, Eric is quite afraid.\n[/QUOTE]\nI've got nothing to be afraid of.