Does anyone know the reason why Yo chose “Yo” as his Core name? Was it after the interjection poplarized in 50’s - 60’s sitcoms and then brought back by Rocky with “Yo Adrian”? Or was he one of the kids in gym class that yelled at “YO!” when the teacher was calling out attendance? I know he is not from the urban streets of the Jersey/Philly area so he did not grow up with it, and knowing his family a little I doubt it is a childhood nickname…or is it?
My guess is that it is after the extraordinary “unfinished” self portrait titled “Yo” by Picasso. But that is just a guess.
good point, my stems from the days of playin trade wars on bbs’s (1200 baud days) where most people picked names like milenium falcon or destroyer dan stuff like that. I picked in a booze induced fit of humor a oxymorn that seemed to fit. In the world of trade wars the name “zippythebarkingflounder” became a name to be feared!
Started posting on Core as a sophomore in ID (pre registration era)
and figured at somepoint I would probably make a sophomoric / idiotic statement, so my name was like those student driver signs __ easy cop out.
The capital ID ofcourse declares my field of ignorance, and well, I like it and so I’m keeping it.
I miss the old days of computing, even if I experienced them briefly. BBSes felt so much more personal than the internet today. Even the early internet felt more personal. It used to feel like I was always communicating with people. Now it feels like I’m flying through a huge flock of birds. Sometimes I still run into individuals, but mostly I just see the huge mass of anonymous flight. I don’t know if that makes sense…but I can’t think of another analogy.