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Offline FreeThinker

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I nearly choked on by biscuit....
« on: April 14, 2012, 08:10:44 pm »
Just read this on the Eagle website

EAGLE PCB DESIGN SOFTWARE
 The name EAGLE is an acronym, which stands for Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor.
WHAT? acronym?? I think you mean anachronism don't you. Well at least I've had my daily laugh, I'll save Dilbert for a double chuckle tomorrow.
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Offline SeanB

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Re: I nearly choked on by biscuit....
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2012, 08:16:24 pm »
Wll, here is something for you then......



 

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Re: I nearly choked on by biscuit....
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2012, 09:14:06 pm »
I Do Dilbert every day for his website. Try the mashups they are sometimes a real hoot.
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Offline bfritz

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Re: I nearly choked on by biscuit....
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 12:57:32 pm »
Just read this on the Eagle website

EAGLE PCB DESIGN SOFTWARE
 The name EAGLE is an acronym, which stands for Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor.
WHAT? acronym?? I think you mean anachronism don't you. Well at least I've had my daily laugh, I'll save Dilbert for a double chuckle tomorrow.

They have it right.  EAGLE is an acronym.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/acronym

An anachronism would be something that is not in its correct timeframe.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/anachronism
 

Offline cybergibbons

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Re: I nearly choked on by biscuit....
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 05:32:17 pm »
Just read this on the Eagle website

EAGLE PCB DESIGN SOFTWARE
 The name EAGLE is an acronym, which stands for Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor.
WHAT? acronym?? I think you mean anachronism don't you. Well at least I've had my daily laugh, I'll save Dilbert for a double chuckle tomorrow.

I don't understand?
 

Offline george graves

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Re: I nearly choked on by biscuit....
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 06:13:42 pm »
These thread titles are getting out of hand.

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Re: I nearly choked on by biscuit....
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 07:41:37 pm »
So what is the catch ?!
 

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Re: I nearly choked on by biscuit....
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 09:48:21 pm »
Just read this on the Eagle website

EAGLE PCB DESIGN SOFTWARE
 The name EAGLE is an acronym, which stands for Easily Applicable Graphical Layout Editor.
WHAT? acronym?? I think you mean anachronism don't you. Well at least I've had my daily laugh, I'll save Dilbert for a double chuckle tomorrow.

They have it right.  EAGLE is an acronym.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/acronym

An anachronism would be something that is not in its correct timeframe.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/anachronism
Erm! It was a JOKE.. Eagles ancient and unwieldy UI is something out of it's correct time frame. Get it?  ;D
Machines were mice and Men were lions once upon a time, but now that it's the opposite it's twice upon a time.
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Re: I nearly choked on by biscuit....
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012, 09:53:39 pm »
These thread titles are getting out of hand.
But It was exactly what happened when I read it on the website, my wife thought I was having a heart attack... Nothing about Eagle is easy but I have a warm spot for it now that I know where its name came from. Program still sucks though.
Machines were mice and Men were lions once upon a time, but now that it's the opposite it's twice upon a time.
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Re: I nearly choked on by biscuit....
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2012, 08:06:37 pm »
Program still sucks though.
Couldn't agree more - horrible piece of software. Not at all intuitive, convoluted menus and commands and just down right ugly :)
 


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