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bboard


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  bboard  /bee'bord/  n.  [contraction  of  `bulletin  board']  1.  Any 
  electronic  bulletin  board;  esp.  used  of  {BBS}  systems  running  on  personal 
  micros,  less  frequently  of  a  Usenet  {newsgroup}  (in  fact  use  of  this  term 
  for  a  newsgroup  generally  marks  one  either  as  a  {newbie}  fresh  in  from 
  the  BBS  world  or  as  a  real  old-timer  predating  Usenet).  2.  At  CMU  and 
  other  colleges  with  similar  facilities,  refers  to  campus-wide  electronic 
  bulletin  boards.  3.  The  term  `physical  bboard'  is  sometimes  used  to 
  refer  to  an  old-fashioned,  non-electronic  cork-and-thumbtack  memo  board. 
  At  CMU,  it  refers  to  a  particular  one  outside  the  CS  Lounge. 
 
  In  either  of  senses  1  or  2,  the  term  is  usually  prefixed  by  the 
  name  of  the  intended  board  (`the  Moonlight  Casino  bboard'  or  `market 
  bboard');  however,  if  the  context  is  clear,  the  better-read  bboards  may 
  be  referred  to  by  name  alone,  as  in  (at  CMU)  "Don't  post  for-sale  ads 
  on  general". 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bboard 
 
  {bulletin  board  system}