[TUHS] Of login names

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Mon Jul 18 14:09:21 AEST 2016


On Sun, Jul 17, 2016 at 09:06:27PM -0700, scj at yaccman.com wrote:
> My login name story has many fewer characters.  At Bell Labs, it was
> common for people to use their initials as their login name.  Dennis was
> dmr, I was scj, Mike Lesk was mel, etc.  (Ken was an exception--he was
> ken).  When Bjarne Stroustrup joined the company, he chose the login name
> bs.  Several of us tried to tactfully suggest that this might not be the
> best choice, but he stuck with it...

I've been lm@ for a long time.  The ones I liked the best were lm at sun.com
and lm at cs.stanford.edu.
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