Sorry about not blogging, my days are filled with meetings trying to finish up our LH beta2 features – I can’t wait until people see this stuff, it’s that cool.
But because I’m in meetings back-to-back (my calender looks like a PM’s these days), I get subjected to a bunch of stuff that I just hate.
In particular, one “meme” that seems to have taken off here at Microsoft is nounifying the word “ask“.
I can’t tell how many times I’ve been in a meeting and had someone say: “So what are your teams asks for this feature?” or “Our only ask is that we have the source process ID added to this message”.
For the life of me, I can’t see where this came from, but it seems like everyone’s using it.
What’s wrong with the word “request”? It’s a perfectly good noun and it means the exact same thing that a nounified “ask” means.