In a discussion today, the topic came up as to whether a user with basic
Windows experience today would be familiar with the term "Clipboard".
The functionality we are trying to reveal to the user can be accomplished
using only the terms copy and paste. However, there is another level of
complexity regarding multiple levels of clipboard saves that we are trying
not to expose, even though they may help to clarify the underlying model
for the user. That is - in certain modes, the paste operation will paste
different items you saved in different locations. I know that is pretty
vague, but for now it has to be... :-}
In any case, if we had to expose the clipboard - either in the interface
or in instructional material, what are the chances that people will be
familiar with the term now that it has been a part of history for so long?