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The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):

waldo /wol'doh/, n. [From Robert A. Heinlein's story Waldo] 1. A mechanical agent, such as a gripper arm, controlled by a human limb. When these were developed for the nuclear industry in the mid-1940s they were named after the invention described by Heinlein in the story, which he wrote in 1942. Now known by the more generic term telefactoring, this technology is of intense interest to NASA for tasks like space station maintenance. 2. At Harvard (particularly by Tom Cheatham and students), this is used instead of foobar as a metasyntactic variable and general nonsense word. See foo, bar, foobar, quux.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

waldo /wol'doh/ [Robert A. Heinlein's story "Waldo"] 1. A mechanical agent, such as a gripper arm, controlled by a human limb. When these were developed for the nuclear industry in the mid-1940s they were named after the invention described by Heinlein in the story, which he wrote in 1942. Now known by the more generic term "telefactoring", this technology is of intense interest to NASA for tasks like space station maintenance. 2. At Harvard (particularly by Tom Cheatham and students), this is used instead of foobar as a metasyntactic variable and general nonsense word. See foo, bar, foobar, quux. [Jargon File]
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Waldo -- U.S. County in Maine Population (2000): 36280 Housing Units (2000): 18904 Land area (2000): 729.728767 sq. miles (1889.988750 sq. km) Water area (2000): 123.013378 sq. miles (318.603172 sq. km) Total area (2000): 852.742145 sq. miles (2208.591922 sq. km) Located within: Maine (ME), FIPS 23 Location: 44.474743 N, 69.117983 W Headwords: Waldo Waldo, ME Waldo County Waldo County, ME
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Waldo, WI -- U.S. village in Wisconsin Population (2000): 450 Housing Units (2000): 174 Land area (2000): 0.849863 sq. miles (2.201134 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.034779 sq. miles (0.090077 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.884642 sq. miles (2.291211 sq. km) FIPS code: 83100 Located within: Wisconsin (WI), FIPS 55 Location: 43.675585 N, 87.946636 W ZIP Codes (1990): 53093 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Waldo, WI Waldo
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Waldo, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas Population (2000): 1594 Housing Units (2000): 749 Land area (2000): 2.212800 sq. miles (5.731125 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.212800 sq. miles (5.731125 sq. km) FIPS code: 72350 Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05 Location: 33.351944 N, 93.294372 W ZIP Codes (1990): 71770 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Waldo, AR Waldo
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Waldo, FL -- U.S. city in Florida Population (2000): 821 Housing Units (2000): 407 Land area (2000): 1.719481 sq. miles (4.453435 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.719481 sq. miles (4.453435 sq. km) FIPS code: 74925 Located within: Florida (FL), FIPS 12 Location: 29.789831 N, 82.170881 W ZIP Codes (1990): 32694 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Waldo, FL Waldo
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Waldo, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 332 Housing Units (2000): 153 Land area (2000): 0.650403 sq. miles (1.684535 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.650403 sq. miles (1.684535 sq. km) FIPS code: 80500 Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39 Location: 40.458481 N, 83.078054 W ZIP Codes (1990): 43356 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Waldo, OH Waldo
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Waldo, KS -- U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 48 Housing Units (2000): 32 Land area (2000): 0.381064 sq. miles (0.986950 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.381064 sq. miles (0.986950 sq. km) FIPS code: 74575 Located within: Kansas (KS), FIPS 20 Location: 39.120162 N, 98.797863 W ZIP Codes (1990): 67673 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Waldo, KS Waldo
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Waldo, AL -- U.S. town in Alabama Population (2000): 281 Housing Units (2000): 114 Land area (2000): 2.841983 sq. miles (7.360703 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.027533 sq. miles (0.071309 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.869516 sq. miles (7.432012 sq. km) FIPS code: 79488 Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01 Location: 33.393674 N, 86.032763 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Waldo, AL Waldo