Re: PDP (Perpetual Digression Paragraphs)

Subject: Re: PDP (Perpetual Digression Paragraphs)
From: Jason Questor <jason -at- MAILGATE -dot- ICSCA -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 1996 11:00:00 -0500

bstaats -at- artisoft -dot- com writes:

> An engineering colleague of mine says:

> "The Novell Encyclopedia on CD-ROM says it stands for 'Parallel Data
> Processor."

> This differs from Jason's definition of the abbreviation. I wonder
which
> is right.

So I checked. In "Breaking Through Technical Jargon" (Van Nostrand
Reinhold 1990) Mark Merkow concurs with my Programmed Data Processor
definition. I went to the horse's mouth this morning by phoning Digital.
They offered a slight variation: Programmable Data Processor.

Jason Questor
Manager, Program Development
The Institute for Computer Studies
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
jasonq -at- icsca -dot- com


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