cow-orkers Was: Re: Estimated Price Of A "Classic" PDP-8?

From: Witchy <>
Date: Mon Jan 26 19:12:06 2004

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> Subject: OT: cow-orkers Was: Re: Estimated Price Of A "Classic" PDP-8?
> where did that start? I'm sure I remember seeing the "cow orker" typo in
> usenet postings about ten years ago, but maybe it has a history far
> older than that...

I'm sure it's been in common parlance for longer than this, but my other
online home at (currently offline for upgrades) coined the term
'orking' for a picture of an animal that had its nose too close to the
camera lens, and from that the 'new' term of a cow-orker was born, but from
sniffing around USENET archives it seems it's been around for longer than
the last couple of years :)


Adrian/Witchy - possibly the UK's biggest online computer museum - ex-monthly gothic shenanigans :o(
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