Do not call them PCMCIA Cards (was "An interesting eBay find ....)
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 14:42:08 CDT 2009
On Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 3:32 PM, Mr Ian Primus<ian_primus at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- On Wed, 7/15/09, Barry Watzman <Watzman at neo.rr.com> wrote:
>> The correct name for what you are
>> [incorrectly] calling a "PCMCIA Card" is a
>> "PC Card".
> And here I always thought that PCMCIA stood for "People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms"...
I was at an Amiga user group meeting when the A600 came out. Some
younger guy (my age) was talking about PCMCIA cards since the A600 has
a slot, and one of the older members asked him to "speak English" and
"what does all that mean, anyway?" She pounced on him when he
couldn't regurgitate "Personal Computer Memory Card Industry
Association" on the spot ("how do you expect us to know what you are
talking about when you use words you don't even know what they
Lots of acronymitis back then. Still a lot now, but users have had
more time to absorb some of it.
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