Wayback Wednesday: Four-letter words
“Day one, a microcode change obtain the laser device was created by manufacturing. They were rapidly working out of four-digit serial amounts and wished the laser reprogrammed to utilize alphanumeric characters.
“The initial thought that found brain was that there are several extremely offensive words that could be made of four alphabetical characters. We questioned the factory director if she desired a filter included in the brand new program to display screen serial numbers utilizing a predefined set of distasteful phrases.