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Re: What does TWAIN mean

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  • Charles W Aubin
    Hi Gordon; Thanks for the explanation. I thought the TWAIN was that which the CPR used to get me down the TWACKS to Banff and all points West. reguards
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 15, 2004
      Hi Gordon;
      Thanks for the explanation. I thought the TWAIN was that which the CPR
      used to get me down the TWACKS to Banff and all points West. reguards
      Charlie


      Gordon Lane wrote:

      >As promised from Saturday's talk
      >
      >The word TWAIN is from Kipling's "The Ballad of East and West" - "...and
      >never the twain shall meet...", reflecting the difficulty, at the time, of
      >connecting scanners and personal computers. It was up-cased to TWAIN to make
      >it more distinctive. This led people to believe it was an acronym, and then
      >to a contest to come up with an expansion. None were selected, but the entry
      >"Technology Without An Interesting Name" continues to haunt the standard. "
      >
      >
      >Regards
      >
      >Gordon Lane
      >Vice Chair
      >AFHS Webster
      >Editor Chinook
      >
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      >
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      >http://www.afhs.ab.ca
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      >
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