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Re: Bug#381568: ITP: med-fichier -- Library to exchange meshed data


On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 06:36:54AM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> writes:
> > but some kind of strange feeling continues if I hear this name (and
> > the translation of it).  It's just misleading.
> Er, just because you have a "strange feeling" doesn't mean the name is
> misleading.
> "Med" is pretty ambiguous.  _I_ certainly don't have any immediate
> reaction that it contains "medical software," and I don't think it's a
> generally used abbreviation for medical in the wider population --

Not that I live in USA...  In USA, when an university student says
"pre-med" , that kids is trying to go to medical school. It is certainly
recognised as one short form for medical.   But quick look up in google
gives you "med" will lead you to things not only for
 club med (resort club name: "med" implicitly means Mediterranean)

So it can be many other thigss too.  (But you find mostly medical
related words there)

3 letter acronyms tend to crash each other so much. Considering this
being somewhat specialised purpose, I should say avoiding name crash was
prudent thing to do.


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