IEEE : no longer an acronym

I didn’t realize this, but IEEE is not officially an acronym anymore:

The IEEE name was originally an acronym for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. Today, the organization’s scope of interest has expanded into so many related fields, that it is simply referred to by the letters I-E-E-E (pronounced Eye-triple-E).

Was this recent, or has it been like that for a while? Perhaps it’s the family history, but I always thought that IEEE was supposed to be an acronym…

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