El Camino Bignum
= E =
elder days n.
The heroic age of hackerdom (roughly,
pre-1980); the era of the PDP-10, TECO, ITS, and the
ARPANET. This term has been rather consciously adopted from
J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy epic "The Lord of the Rings".
Compare Iron Age; see also elvish and Great Worm.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.