The term "HOWTO" comes from the computing world, where "How to draw a picture." became "HOWTO Draw a Picture". The loss of the space probably having something to do with UNIX's handling of spaces in the command line interface (CLI - 'how to' would be typed 'how\ to' and since the early geeks were prone to do everything more easily, 'how to' became HOWTO, and 'to do' became 'TODO'!)

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