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Re: H-caret (was: McGuffey Readers in Tatari Faran)

From:Sanghyeon Seo <sanxiyn@...>
Date:Sunday, March 13, 2005, 8:15
David J. Peterson wrote:
> Anyway, even though I've never seen this thing (doesn't "pine" > refer to a type of tree in English...? ;)
PINE is a famous mail program from the University of Washington. It standed for "Pine Is Not Elm", where ELM stands for "ELectronic Mail", which was the name of another famous mail program. Yes, pine and elm refer to a type of tree, and it's intentional. Nowadays, PINE developers claim that the name stands for "Program for Internet News & Email" -- this is certainly not the original acronym, because original PINE didn't include news reading feature. As a parody of this, some claims that PINE stands for "Painful Internet News & Email". I wish you enjoyed these tidbits of computer history. Seo Sanghyeon