Hideous Acronyms ACM ADB ADC AGP AI AIFF ALU AMD AOL API ARM ASCII ASIC BAM BASIC BCC BCD BDRF BFG BIDI BIOS BITBLT BMP BPS BSD BSP CAD CAM CAPI CBM CDR CD-ROM CGA CGI CGM CHI CIA CIE CISC CMOS CMY COB COBOL CODEC COM CORBA CP/M CPU CRT CSG CSS CVS D3D DAC DCOM DDA DDB DDE DDK DHTML DIB DIMM DIP DLL DMA DNS DOS DPI DRAM DR-DOS DSL DSN DSP DSSSL DTACK DTD DVD EBCDIC EEPROM EFF EFFD EGA EIDE EISA EPROM EPS ESDI FAT FDDI FFD FIFO FLOP FORTRAN FPCP FPU FS FTP FUD GAL GB GDI GIF GKS GL GPF GUI GUID HD HDC HDD HOOPS HPFS HSL HSV HTML HTTP HWND IBM IC IDCMP IDE IEEE IFC IFF IIOP IIS IK IMAP IPX IRQ IS ISA ISDN ISP IT IWM JDK JFC JPEG JVM JSS KB LAN LCD LDAP LED LIFO LISP LPT LSI LZW MAPI MB MCA MDN MFC MFLOP MGA MIDI MIMD MIME MIP ML MMX MODEM MOS MPEG MPU MPW MS-DOS MSVC MSFT MVS NETBEUI NIB NMI NMOS NNTP NSCP NTFS NURB OLE OOP OS OSF P3P PAL PBM PC PC-DOS PCI PDF PDP PEL PET PEX PGM PHIGS PIA PIXEL PLCC PL/I PNG POP PPM PROLOG PROM PRN PROFS PS RAM RAID RCS RDF REYES RGB RIFF RISC RLE RMI ROM RSX RT RTG RTF RTS SCC SCSI SDK SDRAM SED SGI SGML SIGGRAPH SIMD SIMM S/MIME SMP SMTP SO SP SRGP SSL ST506 SVGA TAPI TB TCP/IP TEXEL TIFF TLS TTL TTY UART UDP UI UIMS UPS URL USB UUCP VDT VGA VIA VIC VLIW VLSI VM VME VMS VOXEL VRAM VR VRML VSS WAN W3C WIMP WORM WRAM WWW WYSIWYG XBM XGA XML X/MP XOR XP XSL YACC YIQ Y/MP YUV ZIF ZIP


I thought that the computer world had an ungodly number of acronyms. Then I started looking at the telco world and learned that I had no idea what a world of hurt was out there. Phrack has a fairly complete list of telco related acronyms. My favorite is POTS - Plain Old Telephone Service, and telco people actually use it. Honest.



For added fun, here is a site that generates pages of the crap as Star Trek-like technobabble.


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