A great quote from UNIX history...

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“The Evolution of the UNIX Time-sharing System”

What we wanted to preserve was not just a good environment in which to do
programming, but a system around which a fellowship could form. We knew from
experience that the essence of communal computing as supplied by remote-access,
time-shared machines is not just to type programs into a terminal instead of a
keypunch, but to encourage close communication.

-- 1980 Dennis Ritchie, regarding the spirit that started UNIX.

Just a bit of the past that's still just as valid today and a little something to remember.
 


I might have to find time to play with that.

Before I really used Windows, I used a lot of DEC and then Sun kit. I have to assume I've forgotten pretty much everything from those days. Well, other than some basics.
 


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