From: Keith R. Williams
Subject: Re: what is 100R mean in a schematics?
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2002 23:24:45 -0500
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In article <3E0CC3F7.6AC89D68@sympatico.ca>, email@example.com
> Richard Crowley wrote:
> > "Zefram Cochrane" wrote ...
> > > The correct name is an Octothorp(e).
> > "Octothorp" was a made-up name for international use when ASCII (The A is
> > for "American") started being used internationally because of the internet.
> > www.m-w.com lists it as 1971. Zefram wins this round! :-)
> When I first encountered ASCII, in the late 60,s or early 70's I recall
> it was known as USASCII, with the US being dropped as it became more
> widely used. I am surprised how many people who should know better
> insist on calling it "ASCII 2".
LOL. I first encountered this when my first manager (I was just
out of school, er... *too* long ago) kept saying "Asky-Two". It
took me a little while to figure out that he was talking about
"ASCII", then a little while longer to get the guts correct him.
ASCII == American Standard Code for Information Interchange.