Old farts and new Linux
gc1111 at optonline.net
Mon May 3 17:59:14 UTC 2004
On Mon, 2004-05-03 at 13:04, B.J. McClure wrote:
> Btw, I am most impressed with the time and quality of support
> furnished by members of this list and others. When will the world
> learn that cooperation is the answer?
> Rock on Linux, and old farts too.
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
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>
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