If I'm writing a technical document (i.e. writing on a technical topic), I might need to refer to the semiconductor type, but I am exceedingly unlikely to ever refer to a style manual.
If I am writing about the practice of technical writing, on the other hand, it's pretty unlikely that I will ever have to refer to types of semiconductors, and if I do I will certainly know to expand the acronym. >From: Bill Briggs <web at nbnet.nb.ca> >To: framers at lists.frameusers.com, framers at omsys.com >Subject: Re: Asking a favor >Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 15:28:57 -0400 > >... and breed further confusion with CMOS, which means Complementary Metal >Oxide Semiconductor, and is commonly seen in tech writing. > >- web > >At 2:03 PM -0500 2/2/07, Fred Ridder wrote: > >Chicago Manual of Style is often abbreviated CMoS to avoid this > >confusion. > > > > > > > >>From: Stuart Rogers <srogers at phoenix-geophysics.com> > >>CC: framers at lists.frameusers.com, framers at omsys.com > >>Subject: Re: Asking a favor > >>Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2007 12:51:40 -0500 > >> > >>Grant Hogarth wrote: > >>>CMS = "Content Management System" (Not always equal to "Contentment > >>>management system" <g>) > >>> > >> > >>Unless the topic is style guides, in which case it's the Chicago Manual >of Style... > >> > >>-- > >>Stuart Rogers > >>Technical Communicator > >>Phoenix Geophysics Limited > >>Toronto, ON, Canada > >>+1 (416) 491-7340 x 325 > >> > >>srogers phoenix-geophysics com >_______________________________________________ > > >You are currently subscribed to Framers as DocuDoc at hotmail.com. > >Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > >To unsubscribe send a blank email to >framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com >or visit >http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/docudoc%40hotmail.com > >Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit >http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. _________________________________________________________________ Turn searches into helpful donations. Make your search count. http://click4thecause.live.com/search/charity/default.aspx?source=hmemtagline_donation&FORM=WLMTAG