[TUHS] etymology of cron

Larry McVoy lm at mcvoy.com
Wed Dec 23 14:53:41 AEST 2015

As a guy who has donated money to Wikipedia this whole thread makes
me not want to donate again.  Just me being grumpy.

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 08:44:07PM -0500, Norman Wilson wrote:
> Perhaps Wikipedia would be satisfied if we could get
> Ken to write a letter to some current published journal,
> saying that he's the one who named cron, he's heard
> people are interested in how it got that name, here's
> how.  We could then cite that as a reference.
> On the other hand, this may be an example of the
> degree to which one should trust Wikipedia.  The
> `command run on notice' acronym claim is backed up
> by an article from the AUUG (Hi Warren!) Proceedings,
> 1994, in which the first reference to cron gives
> that explanation with no further reference.
> If that's the quality of reference they accept, there
> is simply no reason to take anything they publish
> as gospel.  Sorry.
> Norman Wilson
> Toronto ON
> Proud that no one has yet made a spurious Wikipedia
> page asserting the etymology of my personal domain
> name.

Larry McVoy            	     lm at mcvoy.com             http://www.mcvoy.com/lm 

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