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datamation


datamation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  Datamation  /day`t*-may'sh*n/  n.  A  magazine  that  many  hackers 
  assume  all  {suit}s  read.  Used  to  question  an  unbelieved  quote,  as  in 
  "Did  you  read  that  in  `Datamation?'"  (But  see  below;  this  slur  may  be 
  dated  by  the  time  you  read  this.)  It  used  to  publish  something  hackishly 
  funny  every  once  in  a  while  like  the  original  paper  on  {COME  FROM} 
  in  1973,  and  Ed  Post's  "Real  Programmers  Don't  Use  Pascal"  ten  years 
  later  but  for  a  long  time  after  that  it  was  much  more  exclusively 
  {suit}-oriented  and  boring.  Following  a  change  of  editorship  in  1994, 
  Datamation  is  trying  for  more  of  the  technical  content  and  irreverent 
  humor  that  marked  its  early  days. 
 
  Datamation  now  has  a  WWW  page  at  `http://www.datamation.com' 
  worth  visiting  for  its  selection  of  computer  humor,  including  "Real 
  Programmers  Don't  Use  Pascal"  and  the  `Bastard  Operator  From  Hell' 
  stories  by  Simon  Travaglia  (see  {BOFH}). 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Datamation 
 
  /day"t*-may"sh*n/  A  magazine  that  many  hackers  assume  all 
  {suit}s  read.  Used  to  question  an  unbelieved  quote,  as  in 
  "Did  you  read  that  in  "Datamation?""  It  used  to  publish 
  something  hackishly  funny  every  once  in  a  while  like  the 
  original  paper  on  {COME  FROM}  in  1973,  and  Ed  Post's  "Real 
  Programmers  Don't  Use  Pascal"  ten  years  later  but  it  has 
  since  become  much  more  exclusively  {suit}-oriented  and  boring. 
 
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