Since Intel first introduced the MID term in April 2007, I’ve been pronouncing the acronym exactly as it’s spelled. MID. It rhymes with "did" . . . right? I didn’t watch any of the presentation videos or whatever else was floating around during that time, so it wasn’t until I was talking to a spokesperson at Intel’s CES booth that I actually heard someone say M-I-D. That was nearly 8 months after I started saying "mid" so it was too late to begin pronouncing it correctly (for example, I still don’t say "ah-soos" when talking about "ay-sis"). If the acronym didn’t actually spell a perfectly pronounceable world (no one says "ump-cuh," right?) and if this site was spoken rather than written, I would’ve made the switch immediately. But since it does and it isn’t, I still say it incorrectly.
I’ve chatted with a few people about this in the past, particularly in terms of whether "a MID" or "an MID" is grammatically correct, but thought about it again when Steve said M-I-D in his SC3 unboxing video the other day.
How do you pronounce it?