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

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
Thu Jul 16 10:57:28 CDT 2009

Jules Richardson wrote:
> Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
>> Jules Richardson wrote:
>>> Ethan Dicks wrote:
>>>> Lots of acronymitis back then.  Still a lot now, but users have had
>>>> more time to absorb some of it.
>>> At least folk don't try to turn it back into a word, like they insist 
>>> on doing with some acronyms (e.g. "sequel", ugh). We could have ended 
>>> up with "puccumsia" :-)
>> Are you aware that the acronym "sequel" pre-dates the abbreviation 
>> "SQL" by a significant amount of time?
> Interesting - and no! So did it also originally stand for something 
> (semantic query language, maybe? :) or was it just a name picked out of 
> a hat, or was there some other reason it was given that name?

Structured English QUEry Language.

Peace...  Sridhar

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