"In my mind, Bluetooth Low Energy conveys much more clarity. It describes what the thing actually does."
I couldn't agree more. In fact, when I first heard of the name change, I felt it conveyed the opposite message, because the most common "smart" device we all use daily -- our phones -- have terrible battery life. Smart implies processing power, not long battery life. I don't want my BT devices to be smart, I want them to be low energy!
I know, betajet. The first time when I heard people saying "BLE," it took me a while to figure out what they were talking about. But now I get a hang of it, I'd rather like it. Then, I was advised that it is no longerteither BLE or Bluetooth Low Energy, but Blutooth Smart. Ugh.
@betajet: "How can anyone believe that by the 25th Century they haven't developed a cure for baldness?"
Having just returned from the 25th century myself, you will be happy to hear that they certainly have invented a cure for baldness (I could live without the ladies sporting handlebar moustaches) -- so we can only assume that Captain Jean-Luc Picard was making a fashion statement.
I pronounce DAC as "D. A. Conference". "Dack" is a Digital-to-Analog Converter, or maybe Data Acknowledge.
Regarding how to say TNG, I have no opinion. For me, there is only one Star Trek, the one I first watched on a small B&W TV. A friend of mine once said he found the whole concept of TNG to be preposterous. "How can anyone believe that by the 25th Century they haven't developed a cure for baldness?"
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