Thursday, January 7, 2010

Out of this World: The Board of Trade to BIS

The musical chairs and brass plate changing that goes on for the Whitehall department dealing with business brought an interesting google point.

BIS is the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Or it could be the British Interplanetary Society.

British Interplanetary Society, Home Page, London, UK
Organization devoted to supporting and promoting the exploration of space and astronautics. Overview of publications and events, contact and membership - Cached - Similar

Of course from 1621 to 1970 it was known as the Board of Trade.

1 comment:

  1. I came across another crazy name change today; the "UK Intellectual Property Office" recently dropped the UK from its name making it just the more ambiguous "Intellectual Property Office".