"Farm" slang terms

Dave Wade dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Sun Oct 18 17:14:34 CDT 2015

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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Chuck
> Guzis
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> Subject: Re: "Farm" slang terms
> On 10/18/2015 12:46 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
> > Later, it began to be used for moderately open land, with collections
> > of other stuff, such as a group of windmills became a "wind farm"
> > (Altamont pass).
> I recall a room full of a hundred or more disk drives being referred to as
a disk
> farm--but I don't think the usage was standard.
> --Chuck

I seem to remember that as well, but from earlier as you say. Looking at


I can see that Antenna Farms is an older term, dating back to at least 1950,
but of course as antenna's are usually in fields..


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