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Re: [tor-talk] Presentation material in LaTeX
To see more than you probably care to know on the history of the
names 'onion routing' and 'Tor' cf. pages 129, 135 of
Two things that I see were not mentioned there: Nick Mathewson pointed
out to me and I confirmed in email exchanges that we actually started
using 'Tor' to refer to the basic onion routing system design that
we were working on before the design now generally called "Tor".
'Tor' also means a fine-meshed net in Turkish.
On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 10:49:01PM -0400, Griffin Boyce wrote:
> Hi jOe,
> Perhaps because it's not an acronym. ;-) And keep in mind that calling something "the" onion router would be rather incorrect as there are now multiple onion routing projects.
> Joe Btfsplk <joebtfsplk@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> >The "why called tOR" article says,
> >"/Note: even though it originally *came from an acronym,* Tor is not
> >spelled "TOR"/.
> >And why would that be? Other than in a kind of, "I'd now like to be
> >known as _The Artist Formerly Known As Prince_" sort of way, who made
> >the rule that an acronym would have only the first letter capitalized?
> >Even HAL 9000 - an "almost alive" computer - used all caps for an
> >acronym. :-;
> >Did "they" consider it alive, so Tor is a proper noun, 1st & only name
> >(like Sting)?
> >If it's an acronym, it's supposed to be all caps (rarely, all lower
> >case). I doubt most people (not suffering from something) really care
> >if it's Tor, TOR, tOR, tOr...
> >And newer people coming in may think it a bit strange to make a serious
> >point, to not spelling it correctly, per widely accepted, international
> >convention. :D
> >My name's not Joe, it's jOe. On rEmUlak, only interior vowels in
> >nouns are capitalized. The Tor spelling issue sort of reminds me of
> >_The Anal Retentive Chef_ sketch (phiLL harTMan), on Sat. Night Live.
> > * Cooking with the Anal Retentive Chef
> > (Phil Hartman <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Hartman>)
> Sent from my tracking device. Please excuse brevity and cat photos.
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