January 16th, 2008

Shoulder Shock

Shoulder Shock: (n)
Def: The feeling of uncertain uneasiness when, during one's operation of a browser, a shoulder-surfer possibly witnessed incriminating automatically-completed words, URLs, histories, etc.

Shoulder Delay: (n)
Def: The Delay between pressing keys and the relevant completion appearing. Should be 500ms at minimum. Most implementations are about 50ms.

Shock-Avoidance: (n)
Def: Typing as fast as possible to stay within 'shoulder delay' (qv), thereby avoiding 'shoulder shock' (qv).