During WW II, there was a BBC radio show called "ITMA," starring Tommy Handley. ITMA stood for "It's That Man Again." Tommy created new words, like TTFN, which stands for Ta Ta For Now.
Jumping ahead 60 years, there are now sites that translate text-message jargon. There's another world out there! Amazing. ADBB (All done, bye-bye).
Peter D. Edwards
Charter School Teacher, Sierra Oaks School, Oracle, Ariz.
Not That Great
Why do you publish silly letters from Mac fans stating that business-computing problems would disappear if people dumped PCs and bought Macs? It isn't true and never likely will be true. Give IS a little credit. We know all about PCs and Macs, we know our jobs, and we select the best tools for the work at hand.
Owner, The Computer Guru, Santa Fe, N.M.
ISPs Could Can Spam
The Can-Spam act says that ISPs can adopt, implement, or enforce a policy of declining to transmit, route, relay, handle, or store certain types of E-mail ("Does Can-Spam Act Lead To More Spam?" June 3). Congress gave ISPs the power to prevent spammers from using their networks, so what are they doing?
Owner, Glube's-Business Services, Toronto
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
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