Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Acronyms We Think We Think We Know ...

I asked a number of techno-savvy, creative people the following questions ~ and was amazed at how many of these really clever people didn't know the answers:
which made me feel rather intelligent for a nano-second:

So I'm building up my techno language ...

URL ... Universal Resource Locator

FTP ... File Transfer Protocol

RSS ... Really Simple Syndication
[feeds – also known as RSS feeds or XML feeds, contain frequently updated content published by a website]

[sic] ... Latin for 'thus'. Usually used when quoting another source that contains errors, to indicate that these errors are in the original material that you are quoting.
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and just for fun:

PTQ ... Page Turning Quality


1 comment:

  1. URL - can also be Uniform Resource Locator, but exactly the same thing. A few more for you...

    XHTML - Extensible Hypertext Markup Language, and

    CSS - Cascading Style Sheets, both are associated with the creation of web pages.

    Here's one for the writers:
    Stet - Latin meaning 'Let it stand' familiar to those who proof read.

    Here's one for the creatives: what are 'H & Js'?