[TUHS] Happy birthday, Tommy Flowers!

Michael Kjörling michael at kjorling.se
Thu Dec 22 06:37:20 AEST 2016


On 22 Dec 2016 07:31 +1100, from dave at horsfall.org (Dave Horsfall):
> Relevance to Unix?  Well, without the world's first usable computer we 
> would not have the world's first usable OS, and M$ would probably reign 
> supreme by now...

Just imagine how differently things would have turned out had a major
software company, in the dawn of the 1980s, decided to seriously
pursue its UNIX variant rather than a clone of CP/M as it turned out.

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