tube

1.   (hardware)   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.

2.   (electronics)   electron tube.

3.   (jargon)   (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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