ragooman at comcast.net
Mon Aug 2 22:15:38 CDT 2010
Jason T wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 3:46 PM, Dennis Boone <drb at msu.edu> wrote:
>> Ran across somebody the other day who was surprised that DEC is often
>> pronounced "deck".
> DEC is always "deck." NEC is *never* "neck." It's just the Way it Is.
Sometimes people would have their own "vulgar" definitions for these
acronyms, those I've heard mostly from FE's since they dealt directly
with customers - just to irritate people for spite :) You have to
realize that there was always some level of atagonizing by the other
companies since these companies were the big boys of the day.
Some of the simple ones were, [I forgot most of them]
IBM = Itsy Bitsy Machines
PDP = Pretty Damn Poor [machines]
DEC = Dumb Engineering Corporation
CDC = Creators [of] Dumb Computers
MODCOMP = Mostly Old Disgusting COMPuters
HARRIS = Heap Ass Refurbished Rubbish Inside Systems
let's play nice....
More information about the cctalk