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O’Neill has a great point. I remember back in my freelance days I was in some meetings where project managers would reach into a box of Alpha-Bits, grab a handful, toss them on the table and produce the newest acronyms for their latest projects.
Just the other day I was working on a post and came across an acronym I was unfamiliar with. I Googled it, I hit Wikipedia and eventually I figured it out, but it took me much longer than I thought it would take.
Who knew there would be so many definitions for three little letters?
O’Neill poses a lighthearted, but interesting question in his article “Ten Ridiculous New Tech Acronyms.” O’Neill asks if it is “any surprise that acronyms have taken over our lives? They fit perfectly in our fast-paced, multi-tasking society. Why say something in words if you can say it in letters?”
When you consider our industry, O’Neill says that the tech acronyms “can be inscrutable, unintentionally funny, accidentally crass, or just goofy. In total, they add up to a big steaming bowl of alphabet soup.”
Here’s an OMG look at some new LOL acronyms: “Ten Ridiculous New Tech Acronyms“
Microsoft announced today that almost half of the PCs running Windows 7 are running the 64-bit edition, a number that is sure to grow to “more than half” soon as shipments of 64-bit machines continue to outpace 32-bit machines (77% to 23% in April 2010).
Along with this milestone, Microsoft’s recent release of its “R2″ versions of Server 2003 and Server 2008 demonstrate that 32-bit Microsoft computing is rapidly headed the way of Microsoft 16-bit computing 10-15 years ago.
Today the PCI Security Standards Council will announce that its three main publications will switch to a synchronized three year cycle. There will still be a new PCI DSS coming out this October, but the next one will not come out until fall 2013.
This shows that the payment card industry, lately seen as a security leader in the financial space, is generally happy with its efforts to define what an appropriately secured and managed environment ought to be and expects future changes to come more slowly than they have in the past.