Re: Bug#361418: [Proposal] new Debian menu structure
Marc Haber <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 I'm all for removing the misleading, outdated expression for amateur
Outdated...?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.
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