Do You Remember Life Before...
...meaningless alphabet-soup company names?
|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.