Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Macintosh is a Mac, not a MAC!!

If you are referrring to Macintosh computers in written word and truncate the brand name to "Mac", please refrain from capitalizing the three letters. "Mac" is simply a nickname, not an acronym. If you type MAC my brain jits it as Media Access Control, and that makes no sense when you say "I just bought a new MAC."

If anyone out there uses the capitalized "MAC" when referring to Macintosh computers, please explain it to me. I believe this is a fairly recent phenomena as I never recall seeing this behavior in the mid and late nineties when I was much more heavily involved in that brand.

Rant over. These aren't the droids you're looking for. You can go about your business.

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