I wonder what percentage of current internet users know that "modem" is short for "modulator/demodulator".

I thought of this because of a conversation elsewhere about codecs, and my brain, for some reason, pinged "that's short for coder/decoder!".

And I want to clarify that my initial question wasn't a techbro "I know more than you", it was "hey, this is a neat fact and I think more people should know it, because knowing things is fun". :)

@noelle it's a weird little microclass. I was trying to think what else there is beyond modem, codec, serde.

@noelle I just thought it was named by someone really bad at palindromes

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