Old farts and new Linux

Terry Polzin fox3ec208 at wideopenwest.com
Mon May 3 19:09:06 UTC 2004

> OK I've got to join this p...... contest. I turn 68 this year, and
> learned programming in 1959 on an IBM 704 (the hottest iron of that
> year). I got into unix with AT&T version 6 (on a PDP-11) so long ago I
> can't even remember what year that was. I was a lone voice in the
> wilderness then. The rest of the lab (BNL) was Fortran for applications,
> machine language for operating systems. Making the Fortran->C
> transformation without anyone to ask a question of, was pretty
> challenging.
> And speaking of the hippie o/s, did you ever wonder how the internet
> ended up without a central controlling authority? Because it was
> designed by some almost hippie grad students back in the 60s/70s.
> --
> Graham Campbell <gc1111 at optonline.net>

Ah yes the good ole daze... when we all knew what "12 edge face up" meant.

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