Three Letter Acronyms

One of the best aspects of working on a web based project is the complete lack of Three Letter Acronyms. I don’t really miss the hype around SOA, EAI, ESB, WS* or any other TLAs. And there was some substantial hype! The first article below illustrates the “Peak of Inflated Expectations” that SOA enjoyed back in 2004 and the second article takes us back to the reality:

BAA plans to ensure smooth customer service and operations through SOA
16 Nov 2004

BAA plans to ensure smooth customer service and operations when Heathrow Terminal 5 opens by introducing software linking up key information systems. The Sonic ESB enterprise service bus product was chosen following an in-depth EU approved OJEC procurement process, with the first systems set to go live in 2005 in preparation to the terminal’s opening in 2008..

Terminal 5 problems persist
April 5, 2008

A computer glitch in the baggage system at London’s Heathrow airport caused more delays Saturday at the airport’s new Terminal 5, officials said.

Since Terminal 5 opened last week, about 19,000 lost bags had to be transported to Milan, Italy to be sorted and hundreds of flights have been canceled


  1. In this world one can never forget the three-letters acronyms:
    see the proof here

  2. Linux Guy says:

    Those ugly Americans pushed you in that hype in the past but this time you’ll do it your own way and there’s no chance that mom Esther or her relatives would change your mind. This time the game is yours.

    Wish you all the best… 🙂

  3. Snajper says:

    How about PHP? That’s even a special self-referential TLA …


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