History and aesthetic of computer animation and virtual reality. Notes on Los Angeles in the 1980s and the computer animation community of that time. Miscellaneous commentary on the archaeology of the cold war, as well as notes on the esoteric knowledge as it manifests in popular culture, cinematic theory, the hollow earth, espionage, corruption in civic governance, the aesthetics of conspiracy theories, the failure of the cultural myth and other related topics.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Modern Historically Correct Computer Phonetic Alphabet
v 0.1 Beta 3/10/2013
of being told words over the phone that you can not spell correctly
and have the person on the other end fail to enunciate what they mean
and too lazy to use an approved phonetic alphabet for voice
communication? Then consider
the following new, rationalized, technology appropriate phonetic
alphabet. The words suggested below are intended to be highly redundant and recognizable words that are unmistakable for any other word on the list, and either have some value in a computer historical sense, or allow the speaker to get out some of their frustration using good Anglo Saxon idiom.
comma separated phrase is as good as another, there is no particular
expressed priority between the terms. In other words, Burroughs is
as good as Burnout.
-- Alpha, Alphabet, Analog, ASCII, ARPANET
-- Burroughs, Burnout
-- Collossus, Channel, Cantaloupe, COBOL
-- DEC, Dogshit, Data General, Digital Equipment Corporation