Downtime remembers the days when any organisation with a solid coupling with the government could be simply labeled a QUANGO and they were more than happy with that. There were QUANGOs, QUANGOs for QUANGOs and QUANGOs for QUANGO QUANGOs.
But now it appears to be a dirty word. QUANGOs no longer want to be QUANGOs. According to one technology related QUANGO the acronym has negative connotations. Imagine how the QUANGO for QUANGOs feel? And then there’s the QUANGOs for the QUANGO QUANGOs.