FAQNP's A Queer Nerd Publication: The Release Party

Join editor Ray Cha and BGSQD for the release of the latest issue (#5!) of FAQNP's A Queer Nerd Publication. FAQNP is a print and digital magazine on queer nerd culture. Prepare to be outnerded...


1. What does FAQNP stand for?

We’re glad you asked. FAQNP means FAQNP’s A Queer Nerd Publication.


2. Is the title a reference to GNU and other recursive acronyms?



3. Huh? (or: what is a recursive acronym?)

In a recursive acronym, the first letter stands for the acronym itself. It gained popularity in the programming world in the late 1970s and 1980s.

An example: In 1983, Richard Stallman spearheaded the development of a computer op- erating system that would be similar to UNIX, but it would be free. He famously named it GNU, which stands for GNU’s Not Unix.
Outside of the computer world, the name of the credit- card company VISA actually
stands for Visa International Service Association.


4. How nerdy is that?


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