Why do we use the word "protocol"?

Matt Rognlie uvsmr at Msu.oscs.montana.edu
Mon Apr 24 08:26:42 EST 1995

This has interested me for some time.  If you look up the word "protocol" in a
good dictionary, it has nothing to do with "scientific procedures".  Why are we
using this word, then?  Should we rewrite the dictionary or quit using it?

Matthew Rognlie                  |
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