Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Acronyms are for Assholes

It wasn't put just that way, but the premise was the same. I forget the guy's name but what he said was that acronyms are lazy ways for people to communicate and could be vague, confusing, and exclusionary to those who don't know what the acronyms mean. This was in 2006, though.

On the other side of the coin, acronyms are great for communicating in short hand. You can communicate your msg with less characters. They are inclusionary; for those in the know. If you are amongst friends, work or social groups, acronyms are communications in code. Twitter is kind of like an evolving acronym dictionary. It reminds me of Morse code.