[Beowulf] 10GbE Adapter Market

Lux, Jim (337C) james.p.lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon Nov 18 13:59:12 PST 2013


SOHO = Small Office, Home Office

(as opposed to a district in London, famous in epidemiology, the sex trade, etc.)


Jim Lux

From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Peter St. John
Sent: Friday, November 15, 2013 11:53 AM
To: Ellis H. Wilson III
Cc: Beowulf List
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] 10GbE Adapter Market

Well that's amusing. The link has a clever animation of someone googling on my behalf, and comes up with what I assume is the correct definition:
(from https://www.google.com/search?btnG=1&pws=0&q=define%3A+soho )
"relating to a market for relatively inexpensive consumer electronics used by individuals and small companies."

That's great, but there are two funny things about the page. It follows the definition with the actual google results for "soho", none of which mention anything even related to the given definition. The other funny thing is that the definition does not mention the acronym, or strictly speaking, the etymology of the "word".
So I'm still mystified, and I don't know how an automatic dictionary system using google got that definition when none of it's search results get that definition. Any "pick best answer from the results" AI that I might write would retrieve "South of Houston" &c.
So this is a put-on, right?

So my actual bandwagon is that people should take the time to say what they mean; I don't mind looking up unfamiliar words, and I had (otherwise I wouldn't have known about the holotronic architecture idea). And if SOHO means COTS but nobody remembers the acronym, then I suggest sticking with COTS.
Peter

On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 2:07 PM, Ellis H. Wilson III <ellis at cse.psu.edu<mailto:ellis at cse.psu.edu>> wrote:
On 11/15/2013 12:28 PM, Peter St. John wrote:
> I missed the 4-letter acronym; my grasp stops at TLA's :/
> By SOHO you don't mean "self organizing holons" although that idea is
> germane to distributed processing. So what's a SOHO?
Just because I find this service so snarky/funny:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=define%3A+soho

No ill will intended :D.  In your defense I also had to look it up.

Best,

ellis
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