What the name ``Hurd'' means

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"Hurd" stands for "Hird of Unix-Replacing Daemons". And, then, "Hird" stands for "Hurd of Interfaces Representing Depth".

We have here, to my knowledge, the first software to be named by a pair of mutually recursive acronyms.

---Michael (now Thomas) Bushnell


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