[CentOS] Re: [OT] Contents of CentOS digest...

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Wed Oct 29 09:44:45 UTC 2008


On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 09:16 +0100, Sorin Srbu wrote:
> William L. Maltby <> scribbled on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 8:13 PM:
> 
> > Geez! You guys hammer on others all the time, but then you "forget" to
> > "edit the subject line" when replying to "digests", as requested by TPB.
> 
> "TPB"?? The Pirate Bay?

Arrrgh! I need two more cups of coffee. Should be TPTB.

Anyway, for those poor folks that still have to work for a living and
have no time to google, here's one link.

http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/


> 
> /Sorin (Who would go googling to find a site with listing obscure acronyms,
> but opts to work instead... ;-)

IMO, all acronyms are obscure. That is their primary purpose -
obscurity. This enhances the exclusivity of those in the "Profession"
and slows the entry of new blood, thereby increasing the incomes of
those familiar with the jargon.

As increased on-line communication came to be in vogue, the utility of
the acronym increased, ostensibly for greater communication
"efficiency". But they still serve their primary purpose.

YMMV  >:-)


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-- 
Bill



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