[TUHS] etymology of cron

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Thu Dec 24 04:58:57 AEST 2015

Noel Chiappa scripsit:

> You're mistaking Wikipedia for an information source you can rely on. It's
> not. 

There are no such information sources.  People forget; researchers make
mistakes; mathematical proofs have bugs.  The only alternative to eventualism
is infallible dogmatism.

> Don't get me wrong, Wikipedia is quite useful as a place for an
> _introduction_ to any topic, but anyone who really wants to _reliably_ know
> anything about a topic needs to look at the references, not the articles.

But in the case to hand, it's precisely the references that are at fault.

John Cowan          http://www.ccil.org/~cowan        cowan at ccil.org
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