We're professional communicators, right? Can we please stop contributing to the misuse and misunderstanding of "learning curve"?
A steep learning curve is one on which you acquire lots of knowledge (Y axis) in a short period of time (X axis). Something that takes a long time to learn has a shallow (or long) learning curve. Pedantically yours, Richard ------ Richard G. Combs Senior Technical Writer Polycom, Inc. richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom 303-223-5111 ------ rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom 303-777-0436 ------