browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
eou


eou


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  EOU  /E-O-U/  n.  The  mnemonic  of  a  mythical  ASCII  control 
  character  (End  Of  User)  that  would  make  an  ASR-33  Teletype  explode  on 
  receipt.  This  construction  parodies  the  numerous  obscure  delimiter  and 
  control  characters  left  in  ASCII  from  the  days  when  it  was  associated 
  more  with  wire-service  teletypes  than  computers  (e.g.,  FS  GS  RS  US 
  EM  SUB,  ETX,  and  esp.  EOT).  It  is  worth  remembering  that  ASR-33s  were 
  big  noisy  mechanical  beasts  with  a  lot  of  clattering  parts  the  notion 
  that  one  might  explode  was  nowhere  near  as  ridiculous  as  it  might  seem 
  to  someone  sitting  in  front  of  a  {tube}  or  flatscreen  today. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  EOU 
 
    The  mnemonic  of  a  mythical  {ASCII}  control 
  character  (End  Of  User)  that  would  make  an  {ASR-33}  {Teletype} 
  explode  on  receipt.  This  construction  parodies  the  numerous 
  obscure  {delimiter}  and  control  characters  left  in  ASCII  from 
  the  days  when  it  was  associated  more  with  wire-service 
  teletypes  than  computers  (e.g.  {FS},  {GS},  {RS},  {US},  {EM}, 
  {SUB},  {ETX},  and  especially  {EOT}).  It  is  worth  remembering 
  that  ASR-33s  were  big  noisy  mechanical  beasts  with  a  lot  of 
  clattering  parts  the  notion  that  one  might  explode  was 
  nowhere  near  as  ridiculous  as  it  might  seem  to  someone  sitting 
  in  front  of  a  {tube}  or  flatscreen  today. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1996-06-29)