Do You Remember Life Before...

...meaningless alphabet-soup company names?

Now Then Changed
3M Company Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co. 2002
AAA American Automobile Association ?
AARP American Association of Retired Persons 1999
AT&T Corp. American Telephone & Telegraph Co. ?
BP p.l.c. British Petroleum 1998
CBS, Inc. Columbia Broadcasting System 1974
CSX Transportation Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (+ others) 1980
FMC Corp. Food Machinery Corp. 1961
GMAC General Motors Acceptance Corp. ?
ITT Corp. International Telephone & Telegraph ?
KFC Kentucky Fried Chicken 1991
NCR Corp. National Cash Register Co. 1974
SRI International Stanford Research Institute 1977
TRW Inc. Thompson Ramo Woodridge Inc. 1965

Most of these companies were known informally by their initials or nicknames,
but they've now adopted those as their complete official names.

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There are 3 comments for this item.

Posted by Alan at 4:43 pm (PST) on Tue March 6, 2018   
And Dairy Queen is now DQ!
Posted by LoyalTubist at 1:39 pm (PDT) on Mon October 17, 2016   
For many years ITT owned Wonder bread and Hostess cakes.
Posted by dtdavis2012 at 5:45 pm (PST) on Sat January 21, 2012   
I worked for Kentucky Fried Chicken right out of high school during the summer of 1973. A co-worker called it KFC all the time...sounded more like college than a restaurant franchise....

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