1994-05-17 - Re: AOL for Acronym OverLoading

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From: grendel@netaxs.com (Michael Handler)
To: tcmay@netcom.com (Timothy C. May)
Message Hash: 74a7252abe8ada486d3e6bad52d1a676e224bbdeea529d52dfe17a26c5d0d19e
Message ID: <199405170208.WAA11607@access.netaxs.com>
Reply To: <199405170145.SAA11848@netcom.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-05-17 02:10:35 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 16 May 94 19:10:35 PDT

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From: grendel@netaxs.com (Michael Handler)
Date: Mon, 16 May 94 19:10:35 PDT
To: tcmay@netcom.com (Timothy C. May)
Subject: Re: AOL for Acronym OverLoading
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> > 	Does anyone have a write-up on NES?  I believe that it is based on 
> > DES, but I am not sure.  It is for a paper that I am writing up.
> The NES has been pretty much replaced by S-NES, the Super-Nintendo
> Entertainment System. Check it out in any toy store.

	What, no 3DO or Lynx? ;)	
> Oh, you meant something different? This exemplifies what I believe it
> was Eric Hughes who called it "acronym overloading," or "TLA overlaoding." I
> have thus dubbed this "AOL," standing for both America OnLine _and_
> Acronym OverLoading, thus defining itself by example.

	Amen to this. Perhaps Darren was referring to NewDES when he said NES?

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