[TUHS] Origin of 'kill -9'?

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Wed Nov 15 08:35:16 AEST 2017


> > Doesn't 9 have tie-ins to "death" in Japan?  ISTR some marketing
> > avoiding it in version numbers.
>
> I think 9 has ties to "pain", but the number that has connection to
> "death" in Japanese is 4 (四 shi, "four", which sounds like 死 shi,
> "death").

Thanks, you're right, four.  Psion 3 didn't use 4 for their next model,
that's what I was thinking of.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraphobia#Examples_of_sensitivity_to_tetraphobia_applied

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