Re: Foobies

Rod Miller

I read somewhere that the term FOO originated on
the MIT model railroad club. The club used computers
that had (old days) simple displays of status using
3 hexidecimal digits (0-9 A-F for a range of 16 digits)
to indicate status.

When the computer crashed, the status it would display
was the number F00 (F zero zero), which probably quickly
became the word FOO.

Rod Miller
Custom 2-rail O Scale Models: Drives, | O Scale/S Scale West/Narrow Gauge West
Repairs, Steam Loco Building, More | 2019 O Scale National Convention | 2019 Dates Are May 23 - 25

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