Name change: or -> tor

Roger Dingledine arma at
Tue Sep 3 22:47:51 UTC 2002

Too many people have been telling me lately that 'or' is too generic. "I'm
building onion routing." "Oh, really, which one?" "No, I'm building the
onion routing design." "Yeah, I know, which one?"

But we really are building *the* onion routing design; not just another
spin-off design.

And so I dub us tor -- the onion router.

Besides, now we can talk about the system in text without looking like
we never learned how to use conjunctions properly.


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