The title says it all. \
It doesn’t say enough for me…
Could you expand on what exactly the title means?
When one needs to explain a joke . . .
I’ll post an explanation of his joke if I ever get out of these twisty little passages.
A search tells me it could be:
- Cards Against Humanity clone
- A chat program
- A gaming cheat code
- Interactive Fiction Awards
- A magical word from Colossal Cave Adventure
Guess some of us are just not hip enough to get the joke
I’m guessing #5.
Guess some of YOU are just not OLD enough to get the joke.
ok maybe with this clue I can narrow the results
what would this age bracket be?
Thats it! Anyone who played “Adventure” (Colossal Caves)on a 300 baud modem probably has a sweet spot in their heart for the phrase “xyzzy” . Not to mention utter delight at the command “free bird”!
Colossal Caves was the first, and for years, the only adventure game of widespread notoriety on any platform.
It was a simple text based adventure. You could but in one or two word commands. “eat food”, “turn left”, “get cage”.
There was a magic word written on the cave wall (?) “Xyzzy” – I wont post a spolier…
Where do we go from here ?
Guns an Roses
Now you’re cooking with gas!
Well, I thought that the intention was just to throw in a random meta var name and observe the noise arising.
What’s a metasyntactic var name? In simple terms, those usual ones that people use when explaining things when writing examples, like:
foobar, foo, bar, baz, waldo, fred and... xyzzy
in the UK:
wibble, wobble, wubble, and flob
toto, tata, titi, tutu.
Punch cards or at lease acoustic modem old.
Which ones? 80 or 96 columns?
Does one remind what was the column number on a punch card that would lead to hiccups (at least in Fortran) i punched by error ?