30 Jun 2003 mascot   » (Journeyer)


According to University Challenge on TV this evening, "daemon" is actually an acronym for "disk and execution monitor". Well, fancy that. The word has evolved though to mean a lot more than that, so perhaps their attempt to be up-to-date backfired slightly...

(Probably old Unix hands will already know that. But I'd never heard it before. It just means "background process" as far as I'm concerned.)

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