Tom Servo

Rich Kennerly (
Thu, 9 Feb 1995 18:23:04 -0500

Tom Servo is one of the Robots on the 'Mystery Science Theatre 3000' show
on the Comedy Channel. The original programmer of CU-SeeMe for Windows,
Steve Edgar, put this in as the default name for users who don't enter
their real name. I thought it was harmless and more fun than "Your Name"
and also indicates that this user is almost undoubtedly using a PC. I
don't see any reason to change it to "Your Name" but would consider
something like "Novice User" or "Clueless". We might see fewer such
names on the reflectors.

My mac often forgets my name and replaces it with "Your Name", but my
PC has never forgotten; its in the /windows/cuseeme.ini file which we
manipulate with the standard Windows read/update calls.

-Thanks for not sending your default-name-choice votes to the list,

Rich Kennerly - PC Windows CU-SeeMe developer. <>