Steven D. Majewski
sdm7g at Virginia.EDU
Thu Mar 16 19:46:35 CET 2000
On 16 Mar 2000, Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Michal Bozon <bozon at natur.cuni.cz> wrote:
> > __hi__
> > What is it "spam" ?
> Besides the other answers, the Python conferences are also sometimes referred
> to as SPAM (i.e. SPAM7). I'm not sure why. :)
Possibly because I had:
N I S T
nov 1 - 3 1994
S P A M
printed on the back of the T-shirts sold at the first workshop.
( "Guido van Rossum's Python World Tour" was on the front. )
The four letters of SPAM, in large type made a nice symmetry
with the NIST ( National Institute of STandards and Technology,
where it was held. ) We agreed on the cover story that if anyone
(especially from Hormel or MPFC ) asked, it was a FLA -- Four
Letter Acronym. Several candidate phrases that spelled out
SPAM were suggested, but I don't think there was an agreed
official translation. Despite that, when folks started planning
a second workshop, it was referred to as SPAM-2.
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