Hugh Falk wrote:
> Well, you can call it whatever you like.  The IBM-compatible PC is a "PC,"
> but so is Apple and the others.  So it isn't correct to only call that brand
> a PC.  If you chose to be incorrect, that's your choice.

I am not calling "that brand a PC" -- maybe you're misunderstanding my usage of
"PC".  I use "PC" as a platform designation.  As written earlier, I write "PC
games" when I am referring to "games written for the IBM PC model 5150 and all
clones and derivatives".
> For example, you could incorrectly say something like this, "I was talking
> about PCs, not Apples."  But anybody who knows what a PC is, might think
> that you don't.  Again your choice.  Just like (God forbid) if I had cancer
> of the rectum, I wouldn't want the doctor to tell me I had colon cancer just
> because it was a shorter or more common term (since that would be
> incorrect). I prefer to discuss both my rectum and my PCs correctly :-))).

So you're saying no two abbreviations in the world are the same?  

I'm not calling them "personal computer games", I'm calling them "IBM PC/clone
games".  Maybe this is where the disagreement comes from; maybe you think that
by referring to the model 5150 generically as a PC that I'm somehow slandering
all of the other platforms?  I'm not.  But if you're saying I shouldn't use the
term "PC" to informally refer to the model 5150 because "it's already used for
something else", I think that's foolish.
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