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Friday, November 05, 2010

I say "entity," you say "entity," oh let's call the whole thing off

This week's News Brief brings up one of my pet peeves: the word "entity." I've said before, the program needs to find new terminology. The problem is that "entity number" and "billed entity number" are very different things. The News Brief tries to draw a distinction: an "entity number" is attached to a location, while a "billed entity number" is attached to an organization. But even in the News Brief, it gets muddled. The brief says, "The city or town enters its entity number in Block 1 of all appropriate program forms." Shouldn't that be "billed entity number"? And what do you do if you want to find an entity number? Use the "Billed Entity Number Search tool." What if you're looking for an entity number for a non-billed enity?

We need to strike the word "entity" from the E-Rate lexicon.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:56 PM


    I never read "blogs", but in your case I made an exception, because you are so clear-headed 9and you agree with ME a lot).

    Very nice. do you have a large readership?