what does the term ACME mean and what are its origins?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    -Acme (Greek ακμή, the peak, zenith, prime) denotes the best of something.

    It is the name most frequently used in jurisprudence to indicate a fictional company or corporation (or generically a subject with juridical personality), in order to simulate a concrete case of application or interpretation of the law. Usually, in the USA the name John Doe/Jane Doe is similarly used for a fictional subject with physical personality (Romans used Aulus Agerius and Numerius Negidius, or the triad Titius, Gaius, Sempronius).

    -the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

    -Acme is a computer virus which infects EXE files. Each time an infected file is executed, Acme may infect an EXE in the current directory by creating a hidden 247 byte long read-only COM file with the same base name

    -Acme is an Architecture Description Language developed at Carnegie Mellon University

    -ACME is the sixth studio album by the American punk blues group Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, released on Matador in 1998.

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