Is UCB Too Obscure For Wikipedia?

(Originally posted 2007-10-04.)

Well, is it? Apparently there are umpteen (count’em if you want a more precise number) ๐Ÿ™‚ expansions of the acronym “UCB”. But the one I care most about is Unit Control Block. (I think had been born before this meaning came into being – but I’m not sure.) ๐Ÿ™‚

Actually Unit Control Block was not one of the listed meanings. So I added it yesterday – but didn’t write much on it. You’re probably wondering at this point why I’d pick on UCB to write about. Well, it’s rather hard to write about PAV and HyperPAV if the reader doesn’t know about UCB’s, IOSQ time and UCB Queuing.

The more general point is that I think, as a mainframe community, we should contribute more to Wikipedia, whatever trust and accuracy issues we have with it. I raised this point on IBM-MAIN Listserver yesterday and I seem to be getting exclusively “thumbs ups”. So, do get writing and editing!

Published by Martin Packer

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