[Ads-l] light/dark mode

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 3 16:32:53 EDT 2018

With the release of Apple’s Mojave version of their OS, dark mode and light mode are out of the realm of geeks and into the public conversation:

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/dark-mode-in-macos-mojave-how-it-works-and-what-it-does/ <https://www.cnet.com/how-to/dark-mode-in-macos-mojave-how-it-works-and-what-it-does/>

Dark mode's impact is felt less in Safari. In Apple's browser, the title bar at the top turns black but web pages are displayed in the same manner as they are in regular, light mode. All that whiteness and brightness can be jarring against the dark elements of dark mode.

The English OLD (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/mode <https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/mode>) has two computing meanings of “mode” but neither applies. Wiktionary has a definition for “dark mode” under “night mode” (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/night_mode <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/night_mode>).

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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