[TUHS] etymology of cron
clemc at ccc.com
Wed Dec 23 23:45:13 AEST 2015
ditto and +1
On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 11:53 PM, Larry McVoy <lm at mcvoy.com> wrote:
> 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
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