Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Get a Room

Call it retrograde if you will, but I think Chatzilla is gr8.

Lightweight and secure, DCC will be around awhile.

BWTHDIK. YMMV. CMWYGAM. K? WNRTRSP.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't do hacker. I get YMMV and K?, but after that, I'm lost. Care to provide translation services for the uninitiated?

I'm still working on IRC in the corporate environment and having a tad of difficulty with the concept. The language barrier is one impediment. I'm sure you can think of others...

9:32 PM  
Blogger Guy said...

BWTHDIK = But what the heck do I know.

CMWYGAM = Call me when you get a minute.

WNRTRSP = We now return to regularly scheduled programming.

It's not a requirement to tap out abbrevs like a complete dork, but so many people do, I find it a bit contagious. Oftimes the conversations move so manically, and between so many participants, shorthand can become a necessity for comprehension alone, if not self expression.

Bottom line: this stuff is ultra informal, built for speed and ease of use. Is there a time and place for that in office environments? Occasionally.

My impetus for posting on this topic was today's earlier (extra-IRC) conversations involving file transfer - and the increasing barriers to it.

10:19 PM  
Blogger David said...

The online lingo translators only has BWTHDIK, besides the obvious ones. The other two were knew to me as well. You should submit them to the translators....

8:54 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home