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December 1976 (vol. 9 no. 12)
pp. 11-21
E. Tomash, Dataproducts Corporation
About the title. In the early days of the computer industry, acronyms, like wild flowers in a meadow, seemed to pop up everywhere. Their disappearance in these days of emphasis on corporate image is lamentable. Years after they were first created, UNIVAC and Fortran still ring true, while System 360 and VM/370 just don't conjure up images. For an acronym to be right, it must both convey meaning and be euphonious. The joy of LARC and the vigor of RAMAC compared to the blandness of models 360/195 or 3330 are even better examples.
Citation:
E. Tomash, "SOS: The Next 111ll Years," Computer, vol. 9, no. 12, pp. 11-21, Dec. 1976, doi:10.1109/C-M.1976.218462
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