[ih] Re: The 20th anniversary of the Internet
crawdad at fnal.gov
Mon Dec 16 07:45:31 PST 2002
> have been in machine rooms on January 1. Believe it!! Some geeks got
> very little sleep for a few days (and that was before the work "geek"
> was invented, I believe.)
The word goes back much, much longer, but not exactly in the modern
sense. A geek was a circus performer who would do disgusting things,
like bite the head off a live chicken.
internet newbie: started on milnet in 1984
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