Friday, 31 August 2007

David Pogue's online shorthand

David Pogue writes a column in the New York Times each week, about varying subjects related to technology.

This week he puts forward the idea that the standard abbreviations of LOL, IMHO and so on have become so mainstream that the younger generation of should be considering updating to a new set of acronyms. The suggestions, from some of his younger colleagues, include CMOS (call me on Skype) and GI (Google it).

What really made me smile though, was his idea of having acronyms for an older generation:

WIWYA - when I was your age
NIWYM - no idea what you mean
LODH - log off, do homework
DYMK - does your mother know?

Perfect (lol)!

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