[TUHS] History repeating itself (was: Unix v6 problem with /tmp)

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Thu Jul 28 23:57:40 AEST 2016


Michael Kjörling scripsit:

> But this time, very often it's _actually_ _someone
> else's computer_; it's not just sitting in some other department
> within the company. 

Nothing new about that either:  "service bureaus" have been around a
long time, notably for APL\360.

> Now all that's really missing is that stationwagon loaded with tapes

Now replaced by the Fedexed hard drive.  Xkcd estimates that if they did
nothing else, Fedex would be able to transmit 14 petabits per second.
Companies dealing in big data often use this internally, and IIRC you
can donate content to the Internet Archive by sending them a disk.

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