Subject: PCMCIA vs PC Card
From: "Cobb, Bryan K (B. K)" <bkcobb -at- INGR -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 14:26:32 -0600

On the subject of PCMCIA versus PC Card, here's how we handle it in our

+ PCMCIA is the name of the standards group (Personal Computer Memory Card
International Association) that develops and maintains the PC Card

+ PC Card is the designation for a standard and a device conforming to that

For example, here's how we tell readers about PC Card support in a recently
published system user document:

Your system may have a PC Card slot for use with devices based on standards
developed by the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association
(PCMCIA). Windows NT Workstation 3.51 provides basic support for certain
PC Card devices, and is required to use a PC Card device with your

Hope this helps.

Bryan Cobb
Intergraph Computer Systems
System Documentation
Huntsville Alabama USA
bkcobb -at- ingr -dot- com

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