[aprssig] Failed APRS?
gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Wed Jan 21 11:51:28 CST 2009
Some of us recall that it's been "packet"... or sometimes "position"
depending on the time one is asked. It's not quite as well burned in
stone as some might think.
Christopher K. Greenhalgh wrote:
> The "P" in APRS stands for Packet.
> Chris Greenhalgh, N8WCT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
> Of jimlux
> Sent: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 12:03 AM
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Failed APRS?
> You gotta admit though in re your statement:
> "APRS was ever intended to be a "tracking" system. "
> that calling it the
> Automatic Position Reporting System
> wasn't the best long term strategic move, then..
> You didn't call it "Amateur Short Digital Message System" or "Amateur
> Tactical Message System" or whatever else might have been an idea...
... remainder deleted for brevity
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