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Re: Bug#361418: [Proposal] new Debian menu structure

Marc Haber <mh+debian-devel@zugschlus.de> writes:
> Actually, the word Ham is nowadays being used as the opposite of Spam,
> "good, wanted" E-mail.

This seems rather a stretch -- it's sometimes used to mean this when
discussing spam-detection algorithms, but it's hardly something people
commonly use otherwise.

>  I'm all for removing the misleading, outdated expression for amateur
> radio.

Outdated...?  The term "Ham Radio" seems a _lot_ more common than
"Amateur Radio" -- for instance, Ham Radio seems to be heard quite often
on the news (usually in connection with disasters), whereas, to be
honest I can't say I've _ever_ heard the "Amateur Radio" used publicly.

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.  -- Steven Wright

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