404 (fohr.oh.fohr) adj. Relating to a person who is out of touch or
“It’s rather silly that teen flicks are racking up huge box office numbers
and Hollywood’s acting like it’s some earth-shattering phenomenon. Studio
execs, you’re so 404.”
?”Gusto,” The Buffalo News, March 5, 1999
This adjective (which appeared originally in Gareth Branwyn’s Jargon Watch
column) comes from the following Web server error message:
404 Not Found. The requested URL was not found on this server.
This would be the Web equivalent of “the lights are on but no one’s home”
and other fulldeckisms.
Posted on September 11, 1996