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rick merritt
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Funny!
rick merritt   10/29/2013 1:39:15 AM
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LOL

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prabhakar_deosthali   10/29/2013 8:16:08 AM
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Interesting indeed these acronyms are!

Not just they get us confused about what their long form may be but in many cases the same AO gets a different long form as per the context in which it is used.

For example CPM was a popularl OS for microprocessors till time MS-DOS started monopolizing the OS market. But CPM also means Critical Path Monitering in the project management context and CPM is the AO for the name of a political party.

 

 

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zeeglen   10/29/2013 9:44:31 AM
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Of the 21 possible meanings listed on Wikipedia, OPD is most likely one of:

Object Process Diagram, in object oriented programming

Office Products Division, a division in IBM

One Per Desk, an integrated personal computer and telecommunications terminal produced by ICL in the 1980s

I agree, nothing like AO TPO (to promote obfuscation). The BTWBS syndrome.

I still remember the first time I heard the term "USB Interface".  I thought "Cool, using a computer to generate Upper Side Band RF signals!"

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Acronyms and homonyms
BrainiacV   10/29/2013 12:00:56 PM
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I recently had to explain to a collegue what a TLA was (Three Letter Acronym).

But the mention of CMOS being heard a Sea Moss reminded me of the day I was working at one of the early computer stores in the Chicago area.  A customer had called me at the store asking for a little help.  He had just purchased an Apple II computer and wanted to know if I could tell him a little program he could type in to see how it was working.  The Apple II had BASIC builtin so I said to type this line,

10 FOR X = 1 TO 10

"Syntax error," he said.  Huh?  We tried several times with the same result, so we gave up.

Later he came into the store and showed me he had been typing

10 4X=1210

Oh, and I don't have OCD, I have CDO, that's the letters in alphabetical order.

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vlsi_guy   10/29/2013 12:10:37 PM
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Back in the early 80's a colleague of mine in grad school indicated his girlfriend overhead him talking about working on UNIX. She demanded, what are you doing to these "eunuch's"!

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vlsi_guy   10/29/2013 12:14:04 PM
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Not to mention, when I first started working at Intel Corporation in the mid 80's I got this "orange" booklet, it was Intel's own Acronym decoder booklet. I think I still have it in my closet somewhere :-)

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Caleb Kraft   10/29/2013 12:19:22 PM
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see, I saw CPM and instantly thought of online ad revenue measured in the cost per million. My goodness!

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Caleb Kraft   10/29/2013 12:24:49 PM
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well, you know, there might be one of those devices out there somewhere, possibly even USB!

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NickPDA   10/29/2013 12:29:25 PM
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 - and why isn't HVAC the exact opposite of LVDC (which has at least two meanings anyway)?

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jimfordbroadcom   10/29/2013 4:18:36 PM
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Let's see, is that High Voltage Alternating Current or Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning?  Even more confusing when you realize that many HVAC (the latter) systems run on HVAC (the former)!


I was just thinking about this the other day, about how SAR could be Synthetic Aperture Radar to an EE working at an aerospace company, it could be Successive Aprroximation Register to an EE designing analog to digital converters (ADC's, of course), it could be Segmentation And Reassembly layer to an EE working on ATM (I mean Asynchronous Transfer Mode, not Automatic Teller Machine!), or Specific Absorption Rate to an EE working on cellular phones and concerned with the amount of radiation absorbed by the user's head!  And these are just EE's (electrical engineers)!  I hate to think what SAR means to politicians, lawyers, and used car salesmen!

Hey, that could be a new acronym for those people who, shall we say, are not known for their brutal honesty like we engineers are; PLAUCS - Politicians, Lawyers, And Used Car Salesmen.  I like it!

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