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Meaning of QRS
By Matthew Caulfield

Larry Lobel writes, whether tongue-in-cheek or not, I'm not sure:

> It's my understanding that the Q in Q. David Bowers stands for
> the same thing that it does in "Q-R-S."

But, Larry, I doubt that Dave Bowers' mother named him "Quality"!

The three explanations I've heard for the QRS name are:

1) that it stands for "Quality, Real Service" (or alternatively
"Quality Roll Service";

2) that the name came from an early practice of someone's pigeonholing
certain order slip in the "Q," "R," and "S" slots of an alphabetically
arranged sorting table;

3) that it stands for nothing, rather like "Kodak."

I'm sure we'll hear from Ann Jones, QRS's MMD spy, with a better
answer, if there is one.

Matthew Caulfield

(Message sent Sun 14 Dec 1997, 18:55:04 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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