1994-05-19 - AOL and LAM (LA meeting)

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From: tcmay@netcom.com (Timothy C. May)
To: fnerd@smds.com (FutureNerd Steve Witham)
Message Hash: b5e490a610d6072d78297006e7c6231e69583953ae0ac594bc52a4baa3b69ebc
Message ID: <199405191903.MAA22404@netcom.com>
Reply To: <9405191613.AA16098@smds.com>
UTC Datetime: 1994-05-19 19:04:27 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 19 May 94 12:04:27 PDT

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From: tcmay@netcom.com (Timothy C. May)
Date: Thu, 19 May 94 12:04:27 PDT
To: fnerd@smds.com (FutureNerd Steve Witham)
Subject: AOL and LAM (LA meeting)
In-Reply-To: <9405191613.AA16098@smds.com>
Message-ID: <199405191903.MAA22404@netcom.com>
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> And the current worst AOL (acronym overload):
> ATM Network -- Automatic Teller Machine, Asynchronous Transfer Mode
> Recently saw an employment ad for an "ATM Network Administrator".
> The whole job description was ambiguous ("you will oversee the 
> operation of our ATM network...") until you got to the name of the 
> company.
> -fnerd

I thought ATM was Adobe Type Manager? That's what it says on the
Windows and Macintosh boxes.

Yes, I forget to include ATM, the worst offender and the proximate
cause of our jokes about AOL. Thanks, Steve.

By the way, while ATM has _three_ major meanings, are there any ohter
such examples? Or even _four_ major meanings?

This will be my last message for a while, as I'll be on the road for
the next week. I'll be in LA and hope to attend the first Cypherpunks
meeting down there. (Speaking of which: I got a note on this from JPP,
but the details were vague, and no address was given. I will try to
log-in from LA....I hope someone posts some details Real Soon Now!
It's better to just bite the bullet and set a time, place, directions,
etc., than to keep the subject open for more "suggestions.")

--Tim May

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