Ned, WB4BKO, writes, “Why do we say that we’ve ‘worked’ someone when we have contacted them? For me, making contacts is a pleasure, not work. I think that we should change this bit of ham radio jargon.”
I think that Ned has a point. While it’s true that working some guys is a strain, for the most part, it’s a lot of fun.
What do you think? Should we change our terminology or leave well enough alone? How did making contacts come to be called ‘working’ in the first place?