tourist = T = touristic

tourist information n.

Information in an on-line display that is not immediately useful, but contributes to a viewer's gestalt of what's going on with the software or hardware behind it. Whether a given piece of info falls in this category depends partly on what the user is looking for at any given time. The `bytes free' information at the bottom of an MS-DOS dir display is tourist information; so (most of the time) is the TIME information in a Unix ps(1) display.

--Jargon File, autonoded by rescdsk.

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