AKICIF is initialese for “All Knowledge Is Contained In Fanzines.” The phrase, introduced by Charles Burbee, is tongue-in-cheek. At present, to make it a little more egalitarian, it is sometimes rendered as “All Knowledge Is Contained In Fandom.”
As initials, the tag first appeared in rasff, where it generally indicated that a poster was asking a question that had nothing to do with SF or fandom.
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