P1394 Mail Archive: Re: P1394>Current Name

P1394 Mail Archive: Re: P1394>Current Name

Re: P1394>Current Name

Jay Martin (jkm@underscore.com)
Tue, 02 Feb 1999 10:08:52 -0500

Since others are tossing their pennies into the ring...

Why not continue the growing trend of breaking the age-old TLA
monikers and come up with a *real* name, something that everyone's
mother can spell and (gasp) even relate to. Those of you involved
in marketing should especially appreciate this approach.

How about something like "PrintWire"? Or maybe something totally
abstract and unrelated (yet easy to pronounce, spell and recognize),
such as "Fred". (Yeah, a joke, but consider "Lotus" for a second...)

Just a thought.


Gregory LeClair wrote:
> My $0.02
> TCS - Transport Command Set
> We're defining TCS implementations for use with SBP-2.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Batchelder [SMTP:brianb@vcd.hp.com]
> Sent: Saturday, January 30, 1999 7:54 PM
> To: 1394 PWG
> Subject: P1394> We need a name
> 1394 PWGers,
> I've recently become frustrated with my ability to describe the layer and command-set we are created for SBP-2. I'd like to see a name for it, rather than the "1394 PWG Protocol" or "PWG Transport". I don't have any ideas at the moment. We need our own "DPP". How about:
> PPP: PWG Printing Profile
> 1PT: 1394 PWG Transport
> PTP: PWG Transport Protocol
> SPC: SBP-2 Printing Command set
> Come on, Don, you are Mr. TLA. Got anything better?
> Brian
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