Re: Wireless plug-and-play

Peter Duncanson filted:

Computing is riddled with things that are named by analogy. For example,
in I will soon "press the Send Now" button to send this message to a
Usenet server. There is no physical button marked "Send Now". I will use
the mouse to click on a button-like image with the text Send Now "on"

Sometimes these metaphors interact in strange ways...who, pre-Windows, would
have put wallpaper on a desktop?...r