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I looked up acronyms/abbreviations for "Communication" and here is what I got:  And can be found at this url: https://www.abbreviations.com/abbreviation/Communication

As you can see, it sure is comm. NOT com as it is not found anywhere in any lists I came across in my searches.  And in computer networking it is now just commonly the letter "C" from the list below.   And there are many other urls and dictionaries on-line that also support this.

Below was copied from the URL listed above.

What is the abbreviation for Communication

Looking for the shorthand of Communication? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: Communication.

Term                 Definition

C                      Communication

                        Computing » Networking

COMM             Communication

                         Business » General Business

COMM             Communication

                        Miscellaneous » Aircraft & Aviation

CMC               communication

                       Medical » British Medicine

What does Communication mean?

communication, communicating(noun)

the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information.

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Like I stated earlier, abbreviations DO change, just as slang words and new words get added to languages.

You can use whatever you like or prefer, but this is the way it's now perceived, whether folks like it or not.

So Comm in the HU IS 100% correct and LOR has it correct.

And this case is now officially closed as far as any further info from me, and the last I will say on it.



Edited by Orville
correct tytpo errors, incorrect spelling
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On 12/19/2020 at 12:49 AM, Don said:

I don't care what they do. It's COM.

Not really interested in having one of those conversations where you say the same thing over and over and over (and over) just to make your point.

Wow!  Merry Christmas to you as well!

I guess it started with me using COMM instead of COM.  I used that abbreviation simply because LOR was using it in their software and to make it as clear to the user as possible about what I was talking about.  This conversation got hijacked because all I was trying to do was help the user that requested it.

Maybe I'll just stop trying to be helpful.  At the end of the day, does it REALLY matter?  The whole idea was to get the user help and, even if it's wrong, using the wording that's in the product shouldn't derail this topic.

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On 12/18/2020 at 12:00 PM, PhilMassey said:

My first real computer was  a Sinclair ZX 81 kit in 1981.

1 kB of ram with a 16 kB expansion.

Took 20 minutes to type in a program...... then the power plug would pop out.

Had a bunch of HP programable calculators through the 70s. Still have an HP 41C. Best calculator ever 

My dad wouldn’t buy me the 16K expansion - $150 was too expensive.  :D

He did, however, allow me to use his reel-to-reel tape recorder to save my programs on.  


ZX-81 - VIC20 (300 bps modem, acoustic coupler), C-64, Amiga 1000, Amiga 2000, various IBM, etc, etc...  


Now get off my lawn!


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47 minutes ago, jtomason said:

Now get off my lawn!

Hey, I'm the old guy here, that's my line .

ZX 81 Commodore 64, 128, IBM 386.

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5 hours ago, PhilMassey said:

Hey, I'm the old guy here, that's my line .

ZX 81 Commodore 64, 128, IBM 386.

I cut my teeth on a Commodore Pet 2001 with chicklet keyboard and cassette tape drive, does that count?


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