= S =
smoking clover n.
[ITS] A display hack originally
due to Bill Gosper. Many convergent lines are drawn on a color
monitor in such a way that every pixel struck has its color
incremented. The lines all have one endpoint in the middle of the
screen; the other endpoints are spaced one pixel apart around the
perimeter of a large square. The color map is then repeatedly
rotated. This results in a striking, rainbow-hued, shimmering
four-leaf clover. Gosper joked about keeping it hidden from the
FDA (the U.S.'s Food and Drug Administration) lest its
hallucinogenic properties cause it to be banned.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.