tube

<hardware>

1. A CRT terminal. Never used in the mainstream sense of TV; real hackers don't watch TV, except for Loony Toons, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Trek Classic, the Simpsons, and the occasional cheesy old swashbuckler movie.

<electronics>

2. electron tube.

<jargon>

3. (IBM) To send a copy of something to someone else's terminal. "Tube me that note."

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 1996-02-05

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