Technical Trivia: Filling In The Acronym Blanks (WAS: Newbe/Wanta be)

Subject: Technical Trivia: Filling In The Acronym Blanks (WAS: Newbe/Wanta be)
From: George Mena <George -dot- Mena -at- ESSTECH -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1998 09:42:53 -0700

Dick Margulis and Teresa Washburn wrote:

>In addition to Peter's suggestions as to what HCI stands for - I
believe in
> the Usability/Tech Comm world it is "Human Computer Interaction".
>Dick Margulis wrote:" HCI - I haven't the foggiest. Anyone?"

Intel Corp. wrote the Universal Host Controller Interface (UHCI) Design
Guide and published Revision 1.1 of this document in March 1996. While
not disputing what Teresa's interpretation of HCI may be, I'd have to
say that HCI also equals host controller interface.

And Beth Friedman also wrote in response to Dick:

In our previous episode, D. Margulis said:
> SR-2
> Wasn't that a rocket plane?
>Yes. AKA ("also known as") the Blackbird. One of the sexiest planes
>known to mankind.

The Blackbird was known officially to the US Air Force as the SR-71, not
the SR-2. The last of these magnificent Cold War birds was retired from
its nest at Beale AFB in Marysville, CA, made obsolete by the KH-11 and
KH-12 spy satellites.

Sorry to nitpick. I'm going back to bed now. :D


George Mena, Tech Writing Consultant
(with special thanks and prayers of gratitude to Lew Jr., Art Jr.,
Brian, Charlie, Don, Loran, Dewey and Catfish, wherever you are.)

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