Rants & Ramblings

random commentary about culture, media, politics, technology and whatnot.

dec
06
2002

word of the day: foobar

I stumbled upon this rather detailed explanation of why the words “foo” and “bar” come up so often in programming examples, and the origin of the term. I’d surmised that “foobar” was a derivation of “FUBAR,” but this explanation goes into way more detail.

There’s another detailed explanation here.