Do not call them PCMCIA Cards (was "An interesting eBay find ....)

Mr Ian Primus ian_primus at
Wed Jul 15 14:32:06 CDT 2009

--- On Wed, 7/15/09, Barry Watzman <Watzman at> wrote:

> The correct name for what you are
> [incorrectly] calling a "PCMCIA Card" is a
> "PC Card".  PCMCIA is the name of the organization
> that owns the trademarks
> and they changed the name of the CARDS from "PCMCIA cards"
> to "PC Cards"
> more than a decade ago (early 1990's), but people just
> won't let go. 

And here I always thought that PCMCIA stood for "People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms"...


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