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<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><b><font size="4" color="#00FF00">The
real meaning of all those computer acronyms&nbsp; ;-)</font></b><o:p>
</o:p>
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<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;">&nbsp;<o:p>
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<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">Apple</font>
- Arrogance Produces Profit-Losing Entity. <o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">Basic</font>
- Bill's Attempt to Seize Industry Control.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">BIOS</font>
&#8211; Buggers Installations On Start-up. <o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">CDR</font>
&#8211; Can&#8217;t Do Records.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">CDROM</font>
- Consumer Device, Rendered Obsolete in Months. <o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">CDRW
</font>- Can&#8217;t Decide, Read/Write. <o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">CPU</font>
&#8211; Can Produce Ulcers.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">DEC</font>
- Do Expect Cuts.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">DOS</font>
- Defunct Operating System. <o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">DMA</font>
&#8211; Delivers Mediocre Advances.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">DVD
</font>&#8211; Die VHS, Die.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">EIDE</font>
&#8211; Eventually It Delivers Everything.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span><o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">FAT</font>
&#8211; Fails At Times.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">HTML</font>
&#8211; Horribly Technical, Means Little.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span><o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">IBM
</font>- I Blame Microsoft.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">IDE</font>
&#8211; It Delivers Everything.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">IRQ</font>
&#8211; Insufficient Resources, Quit.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">ISA</font>
&#8211; Is Slot Available? <o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">ISDN
</font>- It Still Does Nothing. <o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">Microsoft</font>
- Most Intelligent Customers Realize Our Software Only Fools Teenagers. <o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">Macintosh</font>
- Most Applications Crash, If Not, The Operating System Hangs.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">OS/2</font>
- Obsolete Soon, Too. <o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">PCI</font>
&#8211; Probably Confused Interface.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">PCMCIA</font>
- People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">RAM</font>
&#8211; Remove And Meditate<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">ROM</font>
&#8211; Removes Old Memory.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">SCSI</font>
- System Can't See It. <o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">SIMM</font>
&#8211; Shove In More Memory. <o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">SVGA</font>
&#8211; Some Very Gaudy Attributes.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">VGA</font>
&#8211; Very Good Answer.<o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<p class="MsoPlainText"><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;"><font color="#00FF00">UPS</font>
&#8211; Under Powered System. <o:p>
</o:p>
</span></p>
<span style="font-size:12.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;
mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;MS Mincho&quot;;mso-ansi-language:EN-GB;mso-fareast-language:
EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA"><font color="#00FF00">WWW</font> - World Wide
Wait.</span>

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