DEC = D = decay

DEC Wars n.

A 1983 Usenet posting by Alan Hastings and Steve Tarr spoofing the "Star Wars" movies in hackish terms. Some years later, ESR (disappointed by Hastings and Tarr's failure to exploit a great premise more thoroughly) posted a 3-times-longer complete rewrite called Unix WARS; the two are often confused.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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