March 05, 2004, 4:48 PM — One thing we love to do in high tech is invent new terms, especially acronyms, but new terms of any form really appeal to us. I must confess I find the terminology of technology to be one of its paramount appeals. Of course, new terms sometimes fall into pervasive use without adequate definition, leading to confusion, but making the originator or purveyor of such terms feel great nonetheless. Sometimes terms fall into disfavor almost as rapidly as they appear.
Two terms floating around right now are access and distribution. Access is most often used as short for