Log on to www….

We’ve been slammed for the past few days. I blinked and here we are already halfway through this week.

Log on to www….

I heard this on the radio the other day and it got me thinking. Do we really log on to websites? In the olden days with dialup BBSes, you would “log on” to someone’s computer. Logging on meant dialing in, giving a username and password and then being granted access to the BBS.

Log on or Log in (either work) both imply being granted authenticated access to a computer system. Could practically anonymous web browsing count as logging on?

It doesn’t matter of course; the meaning was clear. However this week being nearly shot without a single post here made me think out loud – or as it were out typed.

Read all about logging in and on at Wikipedia’s page.

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