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
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