Reply to post: Happened long ago, Filippo.

Naughty sysadmins use dark magic to fix PCs for clueless users

jake Silver badge

Happened long ago, Filippo.

We've been called monks, wizards, gurus, gods & godesses and many other similar "mystic" handles since the dawn of digital computing. So much so that it has become a major source of humo(u)r.

See 1987's Tao of Programming:

http://huffman.sourceforge.net/tao/tao-of-programming.html

That is just one example. There are many more. The Jargon File can point you at other examples, if you are so inclined.

http://www.catb.org/jargon/

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