[Ads-l] Antedating of computer "geek"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 22 15:24:34 EDT 2016


OED sense 1c. A person who is extremely devoted to and knowledgeable
about computers or related technology: 1984 Feb 20.

Here's an antedating of computer "geek", from what looks like a Yale
computer science student.
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1983 February 16, dd, “Re: Temporary file names”, in net.misc, Usenet,
retrieved 21 September 2016, message-ID <bnews.yale-com.883>:

[Begin]
i eschew the use of "foo" "bar" and other dill-beak geek dull
unimaginative temporary filenames! i find it much better to use
names like:

ingracl-bbp.goo
 or
dog
 or
ignatz
[End]

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/net.misc/dWKt96jPZNA/iLh3_akB4v8J

Hugo

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