eASS (European Alphabet Soup Syndrome)

I used to think that NASA and the US Government was bad about 3 and 4 letter acronyms, well the EU has caught up and gone past. I tried reading a couple of "white papers" on this very site and they were essentially unintelligible and useless.

I used to think that NASA and the US Government was bad about 3 and 4 letter acronyms, well the EU has caught up and gone past. I tried reading a couple of "white papers" on this very site and they were essentially unintelligible and useless.

NASA at least publishes a glossary with definitions of every acronym used in a paper.

I went looking for enlightenment by clicking on the tags and was soon awash in a sea of even worse examples of IT double-speak and gobbledegook.

Obviously the "mainframe priesthood in white lab coats" is back.

When language is used to hide or obscure meaning, there is likely a bureaucrat mangling it to his own purpose.

What do you call a bureaucrat with a bunch of computers? An IT Admin.

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