Interesting Things – Foo (and Kilroy)

Just as Alice and Bob are commonly associated with communication/cryptography lingo, we have Foo and Bar for programming. The origin for the word “Foo” goes back to a 1930s comic Smokey Stover by Bill Holman. But here’s where it gets interesting, Foo also links with the popular phrase/ graffiti Kilroy was here. The origins for Kilroy was here is disputed. But the Australian Equivalent was Foo was here.

Foo Filter? 


About krithik

An Electrical Engineer by training, who occasionally dabbles in programming and design.
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