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. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foobar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilroy_was_here

Foo Filter? 

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About krithik

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