17.307 acronyms

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Date: Fri Oct 17 2003 - 02:10:04 EDT

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 307.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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             Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 06:42:54 +0100
             From: "Andrew Mactavish" <mactavis@mcmaster.ca>
             Subject: RE: 17.304 acronyms

    A favourite of mine is the original acronym for PC Cards, which was
    PCMCIA. It was meant as an acronym for Personal Computer Memory Card
    International Association, but an alternate meaning evolved, and one
    easier to remember: People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms.


    Andrew Mactavish, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Multimedia
    School of the Arts
    McMaster University
    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Phone: 1-905-525-9140 ext. 23503
    Email: andrew.mactavish@mcmaster.ca
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