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Talking sense about acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations, and neologisms - without bullshit

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The technology industry has to be one of the most severely acronym’d industries out there.

Abbreviations, initialisms, acronyms, and neologisms are jargon. You want to keep the density of jargon in your writing low to make it as readable as possible. Writing full of unfamiliar jargon is a struggle to parse, and perpetuates the curse of knowledge.

It would do us well to use less of them.

Posted on January 23, 2019

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