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23 Nov
Acronyms & Initialisms

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 97 21:55:09 -0800
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Subject: Acronyms & Initialisms

Forwarded-by: Cal Herrmann <>
Forwarded-by: Emily Socolov <>

Understanding these terms at a glance is a crucial skill in today's
fast-paced, high-tech world!

APPLE      Arrogance Produces Profit-Losing Entity
SCSI       System Can't See It
DOS        Defective Operating System
BASIC      Bill's Attempt to Seize Industry Control
DEC        Do Expect Cuts
PENTIUM    Produces Erroneous Numbers Through Incorrect Use of Math
COBOL      Completely Obsolete Business Oriented Language
AMIGA      A Merely Insignificant Game Addiction
LISP       Lots of Infuriating Silly Parenthesis
MIPS       Meaningless Indication of Processor Speed
WINDOWS    Will Install Needless Data On Whole System
MICROSOFT  Many Intelligent Clients Realize Our Software Only Fools Teenagers
MACINTOSH  Most Applications Crash; If Not, The Operating System Hangs

AOL        Always off line
ISDN       It Still Does Nothing
IBM        I Blame Microsoft
CD-ROM     Consumer Device, Rendered Obsolete Monthly
OS/2       Obsolete Soon, Too.
WWW        World Wide Wait

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