By Lucia Peters.
Remember how much fun all those chat rooms and programs used to be, even if they were also a little sketchy? The of times I told people I lived in a time zone that was nowhere near my own is a little embarrassing in retrospect.
These days, the acronym is more or less obsolete for a few reasons: One, we're a little more into maintaining our anonymity online; and two, if we are willing to reveal how old we are or where we're located, our profiles can take care of answering that query for us. What is the difference between Abbreviations and Acronyms? But back before Windows as we know it today, Mac OS, and perhaps to a lesser degree Linux had become the standard home computer abbregiations systems, most of us dealt with DOS at one point chat room abbreviations another.
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Capital letters have been used here to eliminate any confusion. Aside from the aforementioned still-common favorites, many acronyms that were ubiquitous in the '90s are rarely encountered today. I blame the blessing and curse known as the Installation Wizard.
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IRCs were a staple of early Internet communication, even though they've fallen somewhat out of favor these days. Alas, this is not a skill I have managed to hang onto in the decades since.
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