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Meaning of RTM

 
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1. [usenet] Read The Manual. Politer variant of rtfm.

2. Robert T. Morris Jr.

The perpetrator of the great Internet worm of 1988 (see great worm); villain to many, naive hacker gone wrong to a few. Morris claimed that the worm that brought the Internet to its knees was a benign experiment that got out of control as the result of a coding error. After the storm of negative publicity that followed this blunder, Morris's user name on ITS was hacked from RTM to rtfm.

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