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So today I randomly decided to call out Ken Rockwell on his insistence that ISO is pronounced as I-S-O and not as one word, saying that it's an acronym. If you actually go on www.iso.org, they tell you that the correct acronym in English is IOS (International Organization for Standardization) and that ISO is the short one-word name to use in all countries due to different acronyms around the world. They chose it because it means "equal."

We'll have to see if he replies to my email, lol.
I think it's rather pedantic to split hairs about it, although what you say is true. However, along with RAW (which also isn't an acronym), I have to wonder why, if ISO and RAW are meant to be pronounced as words, then why the hell are they always capitalized like acronyms? It is for that reason that I can't blame anyone for calling it "I-S-O." (which I admit to doing myself )
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I just found this thing for 2.95 at a local thrift store.



It came with a stereo slide viewer. Is it actually worth using? Slide film costs me like $15/roll when I factor in developing costs.

EDIT: I may use B&W film, then duplicate it onto more B&W film to test it.
Edited by foothead - 7/31/11 at 7:38pm
 
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Everyone I know says I-S-O. That's including professionals.
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Everyone I know says I-S-O. That's including professionals.
Same here. I've never heard anyone use it as an acronym.
 
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Well they're not engineers, who actually use ISO standards for far more than photographic film... (one reason I'm ashamed that KR says I-S-O, as he claims to be an EE).
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I don't get what that guy does for a living. Maybe he has a money tree or something.
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everyone i know says ASA. im the only one among my friends that says I-S-O.
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Well they're not engineers, who actually use ISO standards for far more than photographic film... (one reason I'm ashamed that KR says I-S-O, as he claims to be an EE).
What Ken Rockwell says and does should be left well alone. While some of his claims might be rather outlandish, he's no better or worse than many others. I don't see him pushing outward into other internet spaces flaunting his opinions, so the guy can't be a total idiot.
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Maybe he doesn't know how to use the internet properly. I mean look at his site.
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Ok, lol, you got me there.
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