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VISTA Acronym Challenge: can you beat Visually Impressive Shame Technologically Appalling?

July 19, 2007

Vista busy cursor Imagine that VISTA, as in Microsoft’s Windows Vista, were an acronym. What might it stand for?

There’s one suggestion in the title of this post:

Visually Impressive, Shame Technologically Appalling

Here’s another:

Virtually Imperceptible Step Towards Advancement

Anyone out there have any ideas? I’m afraid I can’t offer any prizes. It’s just for the kudos. If I get enough contributions I’ll try to organise a vote.

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15 comments

  1. very irrating security to annoying


  2. Vigelently Irritating Software That Angers

    I am not a fan of Michael Moore’s but I would like to see him stalk Balmer, Gates and whomever else is responsible for this endevor of software terrorism.

    I’m a self employed person who has operated my finances out of my laptop for over a decade upgrading from Win95 to Win98 to XP generally purchasing a new Vaio every year or two due to my need for increasing disk capacity.

    Up to the devolution of the Vista platform, all of the productive software which I aquired over the years has always backward compatibe with the new platforms — up to Vista.

    That shows when there is a will, campatiblity is doable.

    What Microsoft did with Vista should be illegal just as the airlines making people sitting on a delayed flight for 16 hours should be illegal.

    Getting “Vistacated” is like buying a new car and as you drive off the lot the salesman says, “Oh, by the way, you’re going to have to buy a new engine, new transmission, new seats and new tires in six hours if you’re going to want to GO ANYWHERE.

    DW


  3. Very Idiotic Security To Annow


  4. Verily
    I
    Say
    Throw-it
    Away


  5. Very
    Insecure
    Software
    That’s
    Annoying

    Volatile,
    Idiotic,
    System-
    Trashing
    Atrocity


  6. badvista suggest that vista stands for
    Viruses
    Intruders
    Spyware
    Trojans and
    Adware


  7. Thanks Jay, good stuff. Love it, Alex.


  8. I left this one on Hug a Hoodie

    Venerial
    Infection
    Sounds
    Tempting
    Afterwards


  9. Vague
    Imitation
    Software
    Thats
    Awful

    Valuable
    Idea
    Stolen
    Thanks
    Apple

    Very
    Idiotic
    Software
    Thats
    Apparant

    Violence
    Inducing
    Software
    To
    Annoy


  10. I started a parallel VISTA acronym challenge on my Newsvine column. There have been more suggestions added there than here although the standard has been patchy.

    My favourite to date, from icarus4586, is:

    Vainly Imitating Software That’s Apple’s

    How true. 😉


  11. Vastly
    Improved
    Speed –
    Takes
    Ages!


  12. I’m having another go:

    Velocity
    Is
    Seldom
    Too
    Apparent


  13. Vogue Interface Spells Trouble Ahead


  14. Very irritating: switch to Apple.


  15. A further suggestion:

    Very
    Important,
    Software
    To
    Avoid



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