Explain your acronyms (RSI?)

Benjamin Kaplan benjamin.kaplan at case.edu
Sat Jul 6 21:48:19 CEST 2013


On Sat, Jul 6, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> "rms has crippling RSI" (anonymous, as quoted by Skip).
>
> I suspect that 'rms' = Richard M Stallman (but why lower case? to insult
> him?). I 'know' that RSI = Roberts Space Industries, a game company whose
> Kickstarter project I supported. Whoops, wrong context. How about 'Richard
> Stallman Insanity' (his personal form of megalomania)? That makes the phrase
> is a claim I have read others making.
>
> Lets continue and see if that interpretation works. "should indicate that
> emacs' ergonomics is not right". Aha! Anonymous believes that using his own
> invention, emacs, is what drove Richard crazy. He would not be the first
> self invention victim.
>
> But Skip mentions 'worse for wrists'. So RSI must be a physical rather than
> mental condition. Does 'I' instead stand for Inoperability?, Instability?,
> or what?
>
> Let us try Google. Type in RSI and it offers 'RSI medications' as a choice.
> Sound good, as it will eliminate all the companies with those initials. The
> two standard medical meanings of RSI seem to be Rapid Sequence Intubation
> and Rapid Sequence Induction. But those are procedures, not chronic
> syndromes. So I still do not know what the original poster, as quoted by
> Skip, meant.
>
> --
> Terry Jan Reedy

RSI is a repetitive stress injury.



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