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

From: R. D. Davis <>
Date: Tue Jan 27 19:07:12 2004

Quothe Witchy, from writings of Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 12:03:03AM -0000:
> Us inhabitants of the interweb messageboard known as adopted
> orking as 'an animal with its nose too close to the camera lens', hence:
> Thereafter we came up with 'cow-orker', not knowing it was already in
> existence.....

Two definitions for the same word sounds entirely reasonable. After
all, many years ago, a hacker was someone who made hoes, well before
people using computers began calling themselves hackers.

Still, I suspect that a cow-orker who works in some Dilbertesqe
corporate, or governmental, office environment is much less safer for
most people and non-human animals to be around than a four-legged
orker meeting your definition, whose only bad habit may be sticking
its nose into camera lenses. Of course, it appears that there is, of
course, some similarity between the two definitions, as cow-orkers do
get up the noses of others... so, orking, in general, apparently has
something to do with noses.

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