Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and Google+.
RAS Syndrome, Redundant Acronym Syndrome Syndrome, refers to the use of one or more of the words that make up an acronym in conjunction with the abbreviated form (e.g. saying “I’m going to the ATM Machine” when the “M” in ATM already stands for “machine”); the redundancy of the word “syndrome” in the name of the effect is a tongue-in-cheek nod to the effect itself.