Issue No. 02 - March-April (1997 vol. 1)
<p>In the history of computing as it relates to industrial manufacturing, NC stands for "numeric control." Today, NC is also being used to represent a new class of device dubbed by Oracle and others the "Network Computer." While the two are unrelated in any intentional sense, they do bear an interesting resemblance.</p>
C. Locke, "NC: An Acronym Revisited," in IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 1, no. , pp. 81-82, 1997.