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John Brown (no body) Silver badge

Forced backronym?

"Planetary ANalogue Geological and Astrobiological Exercise for Astronauts (Pangaea)"

Not only is that one of the more forced backronyms I've heard in a while, ANalogue? Really? Yeah, I know it also means "a model" or "simulation", but most of the public will associate that with "old fashioned" technology. It's all digital maaaaan!

(And yes, I'm fully aware that analogue technology is alive and kicking and has uses where digital just can't compete. (Volume controls being the most obvious example :-) I don't care if it only goes up to 10 or if it reaches 11. I also has to have infinite variability between, not fixed steps which usually don't have a "just right" setting, being either just too low or just too loud)

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