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    Posted on May 21st, 2007 Andy Parkes No comments

    As way of apology i thought i’d link to Matt McSpirit’s blog

    Why the appology?

    I left a comment on his post “SCVMM – the worlds longest acronym?” saying that SCVMM isn’t actually an acronym

    RAM, RAID (pun not intentional), ROM and BIOS are all examples of acronyms as they form a new noun

    Random Access Memory = RAM

    BBC, HDD, IDE and SCVMM are initialisms

    It’s one of the obsessive things that gets on my nerves as the computing industry always reffers to them as acronyms

    So just wanted to let him know i’m lightly pulling his leg 😉

    I’m going to add you to the blogroll as well!

    Also i’ll probably get corrected by the might of a hundred english teachers now…..and i probably deserve it!

    Look! Sources and everything!
    http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/initialism?view=uk

    http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/acronym?view=uk

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    Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. He is also Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013 and coordinates AMITPRO which is a peer group for IT Professionals in the Midlands area. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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