On Oct 26, 2007, at 8:15 AM, Todd Burch wrote:

> James Gray wrote:
>> All of the basic operations occur around a text cursor. The minimal
>> operations on/at the cursor should be:

> Just a terminology thing - the proper term is "caret", not a "text
> cursor".

While I probably would have called it a caret as well, the term  
doesn't seem completely out of line:

   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cursor

   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cursor_%28computers%29

James Edward Gray II