For this installment of the Tuesday Trivia Contest only two people responded, neither correct. Based on the number of hits to the blog and the post announcing the contest (a grand total of 5 over the week), I’ll make the assumption that most of the 6502Lane audience has moved on to bigger and better things, and I can’t say that I blame them. Their interest has likely waned with mine. At any rate, thank you to the remaining handful of readers and now on with the show.
So, the winning answer is: “Peripheral Logic Access Cover“. How… creative. At first, I thought it was sort of a retro-acronym, like LISA, Apple’s other early failed attempt at a business machine. You know, “Local Integrated Software Architecture” – meaningless, but probably more socially acceptable than “Steve’s Illegitimate Child” or something equally accurate. But I can’t imagine anyone naming their child “PLAC”, even in jest. The PLAC name appears several times throughout Apple /// Service Manuals and seems to conform to the vaguely mainframe-esque naming scheme Apple stuck with for all things ///: “Main Logic Board”, “Logic Assemblies”, etc. You get the general idea.
Here’s a screenshot of the Apple /// Service instructions detailing removal of the PLAC. Oddly, it doesn’t include floss or proper brushing technique…
Anyway, no winner this time. I’ll try for something a little easier for the next round of the Tuesday Trivia Contest. Thanks, everyone!