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

Jim MacKenzie jim at photojim.ca
Wed Jul 15 14:45:20 CDT 2009


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From: "Mr Ian Primus" <ian_primus at yahoo.com>
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Subject: Re: Do not call them PCMCIA Cards (was "An interesting eBay find 
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>> 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"...

Heh.

I understood (perhaps incorrectly) that PCMCIA cards were always 16-bit 
cards, and PC Cards could be either 16 or 32 (but were almost always 32). 
In other words, PCMCIA cards were PC Cards, but PC Cards weren't always 
PCMCIA cards.

Jim 




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