A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 08, 2014
Will Install Needless Data On Whole System (Microsoft “Windows” backronym)

Microsoft Windows (or simply “Windows") is an operating system developed and sold by Microsoft. “Windows” has had many backronyms (back acronyms).

“Will Install Needless Data On Whole System” is the most popular “Windows” backronym and has been cited in print since at least 1994.


Wikipedia: Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows is a series of graphical interface operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985 as a graphical operating system shell for MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUI). Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world’s personal computer market with over 90% market share, overtaking Mac OS, which had been introduced in 1984.

As of October 2013, the most recent versions of Windows for personal computers, smartphones, server computers and embedded devices are respectively Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Embedded 8.

Google Groups: rec.humor
Windows acronyms
Richard Dale
8/31/94
Hi cutie.  I found these on the net and thought they were pretty funny.

----MS-Windows=
Mostly Swaps When Its Not Dealing Only With Solitaire.
Mainly Slow When Its Not Dealing Only With Solitaire.
My System’s Wholly Integrated Newly Designed Over Weight Solitaire
My System Will Intentionally Never Do Output Without Scrambling.
----Windows=
When I Need Data Output Without Speed
Will Install Needless Data On Whole System
Well It Never Does Operate With Speed
Wholly Inbread Needless Data On the Welfare System
While Idle, Never Does Operate Well, Sigh
While Idle Needs DX Or Work Station
Wholly Inadaquate Needless Damned Outrageouse Waste of Space

Google Books
AOL in a Nutshell:
A Desktop Guide to America Online
By Curt Degenhart and Jen Muehlbauer
Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly
1998
Pg. 62:
WINDOWS = Will Install Needless Data On Whole System

Google Books
1001 Internet Jokes:
Get the Jokes You’ve Been Missing

By D. Schwab
San Jose, CA: iUniverse.com
2001
Pg. 95:
WINDOWS = Will Install Needless Data On Whole System

Google Books
The Bumper Book For The Loo:
Facts and figures, stats and stories – an unputdownable treat of trivia

By Mitchell Symons
London: Transworld Publishers
2012
Pg. 175:
WINDOWS - Will Install Needless Data On Whole System

Twitter
Lakita Stallins
‏@LakitaStallins4
WINDOWS stands for (W)ill (I)nstall (N)eedless (D)ata (O)n (W)hole (S)ystem.
5:08 PM - 8 Mar 2014

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