>Date: Thu, 9 Jan 1997 01:53:07 -0700
>From: spam_OUTWebmasterTakeThisOuTMicrochip.COM (Webmaster)
>Subject: Re: What does PIC stand for?
>To: Tim Kerby <.....tim.kerbyKILLspam@firstname.lastname@example.org>
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> PIC no longer stand for anything. This is the official and legal line
> out of Microchip.
> I have heard of a few variations so far. I prefer Peripheral
> Interrupt Controller since the origional General Instruments device
> was designed to be used with a microprocessor to handle interrupts.
> Obviously, the venture capitalists who bought that division from GI
> had recognized the fact that this device had a much brighter future
> and ditched the origional name.
> Jim Simons
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>Subject: What does PIC stand for?
>Author: Tim Kerby <tim.kerbyKILLspamukonline.co.uk> at Internet_Exchange
>Date: 1/8/97 10:18 PM
>I have heard so many variations and I dont know what to think. When I
>phoned your UK office noone could tell me. Can you tell me what PIC
>Please be quick with your answer as a report has to be submitted next