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Keep or toss at your pleasure, here are some up-to-date computing acronyms:

DRY - Don't Repeat Yourself (a software design principle to reduce redundancy).
ACID - Atomic, Consistent, Isolated and Durable (database transaction principles).
REST - REpresentational State Transfer (a web-based communications design).
YAGNI - You Ain't Gonna Need It (a software design principle to limit gold-plating).
WYSIWIG - What You See Is What You Get (I know it's old, but paves the way for):
IKIWISI - I'll Know It When I See It (a design principle supporting prototyping).
And, one of my personal favorites (used in discussions of engineering tradeoffs):
TANSTAAFL - There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

Not always the King's English, but they serve to make their points.

Thanks, Mike. I was aware of only two of those abbreviations.

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