Date: Thu, 16 May 1996 22:31:56 -0400 From: Al Futrell Subject: Re: biff Of course, "biff" is also a computer term. In the UNIX world "biff" is a command that tells the system whether a user wants to be notified when mail arrives. By extension, you can "biff" someone, which basically means 'interrupt' someone by sending him/her mail in the middle of a session. You can either "biff y" or "biff n" depending on whether you want to be notified. Now, why is it "biff?" Net folklore has it that the guy who wrote the function named it after his dog. Who knows? Al Futrell -- awfutr01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] -- Dept of Communication -- University of Louisville