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From "Douglas K. Fischer" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] What defines www2? - getting OT
Date Wed, 19 Jan 2005 19:14:35 GMT
Boyle Owen wrote:

>It is funny how often in human history, we end up with a de facto
>standard which is far from optimal, VHS being the classic example. The
>use of "www" to signify a web-server is particularly egregious - when
>you have to say it out loud it is about the clumsiest phrase your tongue
>will ever have to stumble over.
As a friend of mine likes to point out, acronyms are supposed to be a 
"shortcut" to describe something in a quicker way. However, it's ironic 
that the acronym 'www' itself takes longer to pronounce than the phrase 
it was intended to replace 'world wide web' (9 syllables vs 3)...


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