Boodler: About the Name

Boodler was inspired by many things. (Not least a very long drive from Durham to Pittsburgh. And back. Three times in two weeks.) But one great inspiration was Looching, a strange soundscape generator implemented many years ago for the NeXT.

Looching was named after Looch, the author's dog.

I don't have a dog. However, my friends Ginohn have a dog. They live halfway between Durham and Pittsburgh. The dog's name is Booda.

It's good enough for me.

Other Boodler

Bruce Sterling, in The Hacker Crackdown, mentions that "boodler" was 19th-century street slang for "counterfeiter".

"Boodlers" is a musical group featuring Elliott Sharp.

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