[Beowulf] 10GbE Adapter Market

atchley tds.net atchley at tds.net
Fri Nov 15 11:57:47 PST 2013


Small Office Home Office

It's a 90s term used for small hub, etc. at the time.


On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 2:52 PM, Peter St. John <peter.st.john at gmail.com>wrote:

> Well that's amusing. The link has a clever animation of someone googling
> on my behalf, and comes up with what I assume is the correct definition:
> (from https://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=define%3A+soho )
> "relating to a market for relatively inexpensive consumer electronics used
> by individuals and small companies."
>
> That's great, but there are two funny things about the page. It follows
> the definition with the actual google results for "soho", none of which
> mention anything even related to the given definition. The other funny
> thing is that the definition does not mention the acronym, or strictly
> speaking, the etymology of the "word".
> So I'm still mystified, and I don't know how an automatic dictionary
> system using google got that definition when none of it's search results
> get that definition. Any "pick best answer from the results" AI that I
> might write would retrieve "South of Houston" &c.
> So this is a put-on, right?
>
> So my actual bandwagon is that people should take the time to say what
> they mean; I don't mind looking up unfamiliar words, and I had (otherwise I
> wouldn't have known about the holotronic architecture idea). And if SOHO
> means COTS but nobody remembers the acronym, then I suggest sticking with
> COTS.
> Peter
>
>
> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 2:07 PM, Ellis H. Wilson III <ellis at cse.psu.edu>wrote:
>
>> On 11/15/2013 12:28 PM, Peter St. John wrote:
>> > I missed the 4-letter acronym; my grasp stops at TLA's :/
>> > By SOHO you don't mean "self organizing holons" although that idea is
>> > germane to distributed processing. So what's a SOHO?
>>
>> Just because I find this service so snarky/funny:
>>
>> http://lmgtfy.com/?q=define%3A+soho
>>
>> No ill will intended :D.  In your defense I also had to look it up.
>>
>> Best,
>>
>> ellis
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