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> "The Novell Encyclopedia on CD-ROM says it stands for 'Parallel Data
> This differs from Jason's definition of the abbreviation. I wonder
> 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.
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The Institute for Computer Studies
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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