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Posted by spooledone | Oct 11, 2014 @ 01:37 PM | 3,690 Views
Recently, having gotten back into the hobby after a 20 year hiatus, I've been so thrilled with the way things have progressed since the 80's. Overall, the hobby has advanced soooo much in the past 20-30 years or so, with so many new technologies, it's awesome how much more is available to the hobbyist. Not only the way we can communicate with each other, but in the specific lingo, even particularly with TLAs. You know, the abbreviations of a subject to the first letters of each of the words. Like RC! Which is it? Radio or Remote Control?

But, with change comes challenge, and I'm definitely feeling like a newbie with things. OMG (3 letter acronym for Oh My God), having been in the IT profession for twenty+ years, I thought computing/information systems was always complicated for newcomers, but, I must say, it pales in comparison with the # of TLAs that I've run into with the RC community. There won't be found, I'd offer, many threads that don't have at least one TLA within.

Hopefully, I'll keep up with this blog and continue to document all the 2, 3, 4 letter or more TLAs, for my own sanity, but also for anyone else confused with some of the posts/blogs they may be reading. Also, I'd also like to include the most extreme TLAed sentence I can find, just for giggles!

Feel free to submit your TLAs , ultimately perhaps this'll be a pretty solid and comprehensive list! While it's always curious to me in how a TLA becomes adopted/accepted by a community, for...Continue Reading