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Ugly Moniker Syndrome

4:45 PM -- So when is a Tablet PC not a Tablet PC? When, its an ultra mobile PC, silly. (See Microsoft Goes 'Ultra Mobile')

That's UMPC for short. Groan. Another dreadful acronym to deal with in an industry that is littered with 'em.

I mean, I know Redmond had to call these devices something other than Tablet PC -- that would have been the kiss of death. But why go with UMPC? It sounds like an unmentionable condition you might have to ask a doctor for some ointment to treat. — Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung

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