OT: The semantics of the terms PC/Mac

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 22 21:21:20 UTC 2009

2009/9/22 Steve Flynn <anothermindbomb at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 4:49 PM, Pastor JW
> <pastor_jw at the-inner-circle.org> wrote:
>> If it were referring to windoze rather than a personal computer, shouldn't it
>> really have a small o between the P and the C?  ...like PoC for Piece of
>> Cr**?  Just to keep everything straight!  Of course Gates believes all
>> computers belong personally to him... so even THAT might get confusing.
> In my world, PoC refers to a "Proof of Concept" machine(s) that we use
> to analyse how the several hundreds of thousands (whichever the
> company I'm working for) is about to drop on a box is going to
> perform.
> As an aside, it irks me greatly to see people referring to Windows as
> "Windoze" or derivations thereof. Why not called it by its real name?

I think that is because Windows irks _them_ greatly.


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