Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Demache, Jul 5, 2010.
Something funny I read from Facepunch.com, a different forum I visit frequently.
Oh Apple you.
finger is a unix command used to check if a user is online
I know, I wikipedia'd it. Though I think they could have come up with a better name for it. Look at ping. That's a relatively innocent name.
Also, I think the wording Apple chose for instructions is quite interesting if you are not in the right frame of mind.
Forty years ago when the original Finger program was written, I don't think the connotation was as universally recognized as it is now. If I recall, it was more common to refer to fingering someone as identifying them, usually in the context of some nefarious activity.
Resistance is ... y'know.
I'll just remember it as that.