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Bill Brown

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I just read a statement that the scanner protocol called TWAIN stood for “Technology Without A Name” and I thought, “Wow, that’s an awesome fact.” Being the curious person I am, I decided to investigate.

Sadly, it’s false and the official site confirms that it’s really just acronym-looking.

[UPDATE: I probably should have just went to Wikipedia.]

[UPDATE 2: Though a case could certainly be made that PCMCIA stands for “People Can’t Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms.”]