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.

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Rod Miller
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