Thursday, December 13, 2007
December 13, 2007 - Softwear
Softwear for Software. Somebody must have developed a new line of loose-fitting clothes for computer geeks and used this term deliberately. That is not likely to be the case in the softwear cases found in libraries' online catalogs. Fortunately this one is not a very likely term in your catalog. It is on the D list at Typographical errors in library databases (http://faculty.quinnipiac.edu/libraries/tballard/typoscomplete.html) . Out of curiosity, we checked Google for this and got nearly 5 million hits. On the first page, it seemed evenly divided between the deliberate and the carelessly spelled.