WORM

Subject: WORM
From: "Daniel E. Wise" <dewise -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 22:46:50 -0700

Colleagues,

Bob Morrisette questioned why TCs should have to be told what something
as basic as WORM means. Bob,bob,bob,bob,bob! Don't you know software
documenters don't no nuthin' 'bout 'chinery, boy?

WORM does, in fact, stand for Write Once, Read Many. Those who want it
to refer to a worm *gear* have my permission to make it do so. After
all, words mean just what we want them to mean, no more and no less.

My apologies to Lewis Carroll.

Dan Wise

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