21st Challenge No. 32

Credos of the high-tech world -- unencrypted!


Charlie VaronJim Rosenau
March 25, 2000 10:00PM (UTC)

Lurking in every company's name is an acronym, intentional or otherwise. In this Challenge, we're interested in the "otherwise."

Readers are invited to crack the acronymic code of any well-known high-tech firm and, by so doing, unlock its corporate credo.

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We welcome up to three original submissions from each entrant.

E X A M P L E

Money

Is

Cherished!

Retaliate

Often!

Steal

Only

Finest

Talent!

R U L E S

Send your submissions via e-mail only to salon21st@salon.com. Please include your full name and an accurate e-mail address so we can contact you if you're a winner. By submitting your entry you give Salon Technology permission to publish it. Deadline for entries is April 3, 2000.

P R I Z E S

The winning response will receive a copy of Salon Technology senior correspondent Andrew Leonard's book, "Bots: The Origin of New Species."

In two weeks we'll publish a winner and some selected entries -- then start over a couple of weeks after that with a whole new challenge.

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Charlie Varon

Charlie Varon is a humorist and playwright. His works include "Ralph Nader Is Missing" and "Rush Limbaugh in Night School."

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Jim Rosenau

Jim Rosenau is a writer, editor and software designer in Berkeley, Calif. Jim and Charlie are also co-founders of the citizens group Californians for Earthquake Prevention and partners in Mockingbird Media, which offers a full line of comic services.

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