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What does DSN acutally mean

I know this is an insult to most but could someone please tell me what DSN actually stands for ?
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DSN means Data Source Name

That is the name you can use to refer to a database from a self written program...
It's the name used in the so called ODBC links
You can find that in your control panel window, there is an icon there called ODBC32

j_machaleAuthor Commented:
Belive it or not I have been using it for a long time but it neer clicked with me as to what it meant - I think I am loosing my marbles - Thanks
your welcome...
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