Encyclopedia > Cow-orker

  Article Content

Cow orker

Redirected from Cow-orker

A fortuitous typo for co-worker[?], widely used in Usenet, with perhaps a hint that orking cows is illegal. This term was popularized by Scott Adams (the creator of Dilbert) but already appears in the January 1996 version of the scary devil monastery[?] FAQ. There are plausible reports that it was in use on Usenet as early as 1989.[1] (http://groups.google.com/groups?q=+%22cow+orker%22&selm=1042%40midgard.Midgard.MN.ORG) Compare hing[?], grilf[?], filk, newsfroup[?].

This article (or an earlier version of it) is from the Jargon file. Used by permission.



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Biology basic topics

... -- cooperativity[?] Techniques[?]: electrophoresis[?] -- His tag[?] --affinity chromatography[?] -- x-ray diffraction Molecular biology: DNA -- RNA -- plasmid -- ...