The original Jargon File
as it was called (at least in 1982
by some on Usenet
). It was a collection of hacker jargon
from technical cultures including the MIT AI Lab
, the Stanford AI lab
), and others of the old
communities including Bolt, Beranek and Newman
, Carnegie-Mellon University
, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute
. It was begun by Raphael Finkel
in 1975. From that time until 1991
, when the plug was pulled on the SAIL
computer where the File was located, it was named AIWORD.RF[UP,DOC]. The versions were all unnumbered and are collectively considered "Version 1".
In 1976, Mark Crispin FTPed a copy of the File to MIT where it was, shortly after, renamed to JARGON >. In 1990, Eric S. Raymond released Version 2.1.1 of the Jargon File after its seven-year hiatus.
Modified and adapted to Everything 2 from the Jargon File, version 4.2.2, 20 AUG 2000.