JR[LN] /J-R-L/, /J-R-N/ /n./ The names JRL and JRN were
sometimes used as example names when discussing a kind of user ID
used under TOPS-10 and WAITS; they were understood to be
the initials of (fictitious) programmers named `J. Random Loser'
and `J. Random Nerd' (see J. Random). For example, if one
said "To log in, type log one comma jay are en" (that is, "log
1,JRN"), the listener would have understood that he should use his
own computer ID in place of `JRN'.
Return to Cool Jargon of the Day