[unisog] mobo flash crypto laptops?

B Thompson bt4 at york.ac.uk
Wed Oct 4 17:39:30 GMT 2006


On Wed, Oct 04, 2006 at 12:42:27PM -0400, Sergent, Phil wrote:
> 	Forgive me, I ACRONYMICALLY deficient and there for must ask of
> EVERYONE who posts to this to please spell out your acronyms upon FIRST
> use? 
> 
> 	Let's face it, so few acronyms are readily decipherable and
> there are many that are cross-platform applicable, wouldn't you agree? I
> don't know about the rest of you, but I detested English in high school,
> liked it less in college, but after having gone through the suffering
> that the slings and arrows of the great wall of graffiti, also known as
> the Internet, has thrust upon us in attempting to decipher the often
> misspelled, misused and all too often inaccuracies thereof, a cry of
> please, PLEASE do us all the favor of understanding that we don't all
> share ACRONYMS equally?
> 
> S P E L L  OUT THOSE ACRONYMS!!! Ok? 
> 
> Thank you, thank you to all those who do and MORE thanks to all those
> who will agree to comply to such a MIND-READING request...

I guess if your not from the UK you've probably never heard of Wilf
Lunn (http://www.wilflunn.com) but I seem to remember reading on his
site somewhere that he was thinking of starting up an organisation
called GROAN - Get Rid of Acronyms Now!

-- 

Ben Thompson
University of York


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