Wrong Computer Abbreviations

Wrong Computer Abbreviations

The use of abbreviations in computer-related texts is a great way to save space and make the text easier to read. However, not all abbreviations are created equal. Some are well-known and used by many, while others are not widely understood or even completely made up.

This section will explore some of the more common wrong computer abbreviations and what they stand for.

Top Wrong Computer Abbreviations

ISDN: It Still Does Nothing

APPLE: Arrogance Produces Profit Losing Entity

MICROSOFT: Most Intelligent Customers Realize Our Software Only Fools Teenagers

SCSI: System Can’t See It

WINDOWS: Will Install Needless Data On Whole System

DOS: Defective Operating System

BASIC: Bill’s Attempt to Seize Industry Control

IBM: I Blame Microsoft

DEC: Do Expect Cuts

CD ROM: Consumer Device, Rendered Obsolete Monthly

DVD: Differing Vendor Designs

OS/2: Obsolete Soon, Too.

WWW: World Wide Wait

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

PENTIUM: Produces Erroneous Numbers Through Incorrect Understanding of Math

COBOL: Completely Obsolete Business Oriented Language

AMIGA: A Merely Insignificant Game Addiction

LISP: Lots of Infuriating Silly Parenthesis

MIPS: Meaningless Indication of Processor Speed

JAVA: Just Amazing Vendor Assurances

PCMCIA: People Can’t Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms

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