Computer Acronyms Defined

Date Received: Wed, 5 Nov 1997

AMIGA - A Merely Insignificant Game Addiction

APPLE - Arrogance Produces Profit-Losing Entity

BASIC - Bill's Attempt to Seize Industry Control

CD-ROM - Consumer Device, Rendered Obsolete in Months

COBOL - Completely Obsolete Business Oriented Language

DEC - Do Expect Cuts

DOS - Defective Operating System

IBM - I Blame Microsoft

ISDN - It Still Does Nothing

LISP - Lots of Infuriating & Silly Parentheses

MACINTOSH - Most Applications Crash; If Not, The Operating System Hangs

MICROSOFT - Most Intelligent Customers Realize Our Software Only (for) Fools (&) Teenagers

MIPS - Meaningless Indication of Processor Speed

OS/2 - Obsolete Soon, Too.

PENTIUM - Produces Erroneous Numbers Through Incorrect Understanding of Mathematics

WINDOWS - Will Install Needless Data On Whole System

WWW - World Wide Wait

Date Received: Tue, 24 Feb 1998

You may like to add these to the "Useful Computer Acronyms" item if you wish:

PCMCIA - People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Abbreviations
SCSI - System Can't See It
AOL - America Off Line

Finally, alternatives for DOS: Defunct Operating System or Dead Operating System.

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