Saturday, June 04, 2005

Origin of terms

"So, I will be OOF for the next three days". OOF ? Out of Office? Um... isn't that supposed to be OOO? Or is it just too cumbersome to say? Why OOF ? Why not just OO?

As usual, there is a story behind every quirky acronym in the geek world. Be it GNU or OOF. Here it is, from the good ol' days of when Microsoft licensed and sold its own version of Unix (yes, they did.Hard to believe, isn't it?)

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