Words & Stuff

U: A Capital Idea (Reader Comments and Addenda)

(10 January 1999)

I recently encountered the term "TWAIN," referring to scanner-related software. I vaguely wondered what it stood for, but assumed it was just some boring computer acronym. So I was delighted when Don Monson coincidentally dropped me a note a couple weeks later to tell me what "TWAIN" really stands for:

Technology Without An Interesting Name.

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Jed Hartman <logophilia@kith.org>