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Mircea Neacsu21-Jun-24 3:25
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trønderen21-Jun-24 13:17
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David O'Neil wrote:
I, in the USA, have never heard 'DAB' before
Have you heard of FM? AM? HDR? If you never had any interest at all in radio, I guess all of those are unfamiliar - as well as DAB.

I guess that it is related to
'NIH' - no clue what those are
From inside the US of A, you may not know how the rest of the world view USA self confidence. That any technology "Not Invented Here" has no value, is of no interest to the US of A. I honestly thought that USAtians generally knew the term, and I deliberately used "Certainly Invented Here" as somewhat ironic reminder of the NIH attitude, expecting "Not Invented Here" to be well known. When you prove me wrong, that sort of makes my point even stronger Smile | :)

I did use DAB and DRM without de-abbreviation, as I used FM and AM without de-abbreviation. That fits into my line of argument: These are everyday, general concepts. If I mention an LP (if you are old enough to remember those Smile | :) ), I need not expand it to "Long Play" to make you ponder "How long?", or the 10" EP discs, "Extended Play", making you ponder in which way they are "extended", or how much. I guess that it Europe, maybe half the population couldn't provide the de-abbreviation of DAB without hesitation, just like only a small fraction in the Western world knows the de-abbreviation of DVD. They are technology names. If you never heard names of the technology, you never heard of the technology.

After reading my post, you were certainly not in doubt that DAB and DRM are names of different digital broadcasting technologies. Sure, DRM is also the name of other technologies. If the context doesn't give you a clue, you may look it up in Wikipedia: Currently it lists no less than 23 different de-abbreviations of DRM. My previous post didn't give any hints towards 22 of them, but did suggest a digital radio broadcasting standard named DRM, didn't it? If I had referred to a radio standard named "Charles", would it have made a big difference for your understanding? Would it have been easier or more difficult to accept it as a technology name?

OK, I will admit it openly: I deliberately used "DAB" and "DRM" without de-abbreviation to tease the "Not Invented Here" readers. In Europe, Australia and many countries in Asia and Africa, DAB is as well known today as FM is. ("AM" is fading; few Norwegian youth would know what an AM radio is, and might ask me to de-abbreviate and explain that!) You do not point out that I use "HDR" as an abbreviation of "HD Radio", and you do not ask me to de-abbreviate the "HD" part, so maybe you are among the relatively few, if I understand it right, who actually own a HD Radio.

A couple entries up in this thread, I referred to "tribal language". I guess that your post illustrates it clearly. "Not Invented Here" is a tribal language term used in most of the world but USA to describe how USA relates to non-US technology, and we cannot assume that USAtians are familiar with the the term. "DAB" and "DRM" are tribal language terms commonly understood in Europe, Australia, large parts of Asia and parts of Africa - but again, USAtians are not part of the tribe; they need to have the names explained. They may be unable to grab it from context. It may take more than an explanation; a deconstruction of the name may be required as well.

I did not refer to common basic technologies of DAB and DRM (such as OFDM modulation, or (x)HE-AAC sound compression - but you might ignore those terms; I will not de-abbreviate them for you). As a casual listener they are insignificant. That is another deliberate choice I made: You ought to know DAB and DRM as names of digital radio technologies, just like Europeans and other non-USAtians do. I use them freely, as names. OFDM and xHE-AAC are not intended for a non-technical audience, so I avoided referring to those.
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