Retronym: computer website

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Tue Jul 23 17:47:11 UTC 2013

What do you mean by "PC" being generic? I use it to refer to Wintel computers. Googling on "pc mac" (no quotes), the first page seems pretty clear that others also maintain that distinction.

Benjamin Barrett
Seattle, WA

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On Jul 22, 2013, at 10:49 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at GMAIL.COM> wrote:

> How about pc-website, inasmuch as pc is a generic term nowadays.
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 1:08 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:
>> At 7/22/2013 12:41 AM, Benjamin Barrett wrote:
>>> My thanks to everyone who disabused me!
>>> I had initially written "desktop website" but then deleted it
>>> without ever checking for it.
>>> Last year, I replaced my aging desktop with a laptop. The word I
>>> normally use for it is "computer," but it seems valid to refer to it
>>> as a "desktop" in terms of what I use it for.
>>> Benjamin Barrett
>>> Seattle, WA
>> Does it ever leave home without you?  (Or even with you?)
>> Joel

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