[TUHS] Request: Unix Photos, scanned ephemera, anecdotes, stories, interviews

Dan Cross crossd at gmail.com
Sat Jun 23 15:48:50 AEST 2018

I wonder if you've talked with Peter Salus: he must have had a veritable
trove of interesting and useful source material for the 25 Years of Unix

On Sat, Jun 23, 2018, 1:32 AM Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> wrote:

> All, I've had a fair bit of positive feedback for my TUHS work. In reality
> I'm just the facilitator, collecting the stuff that you send me and keeping
> the mailing list going.
> I think we've captured nearly all we can of the 1970s Unix in terms of
> software. After that it becomes commercial, but I am building up the
> "Hidden Unix" archive to hold that. Just wish I could open that up ...
> What we haven't done a good job yet is to collect other things: photos,
> stories, anecdotes, scanned ephemera.
> Photos & scanned things: I'm very happy to collect these, but does anybody
> know of an existing place that accepts (and makes available online) photos
> and scanned ephemera? They are a bit out of scope for bitsavers as far as
> I can tell, but I'm happy to be corrected. Al? Other comments here?
> Stories & anecdotes: definitely type them in & e-mail them in and/or e-mail
> them to me if you want me just to preserve them. There is the Unix wiki I
> started here: https://wiki.tuhs.org/doku.php?id=start, but maybe there is
> already a better place. Gunkies?
> Interviews: Sometimes it's easier to glean stories & knowledge with
> interviews.
> I've never tried this but perhaps it's time. Who is up to have an audio
> interview? I'll worry about the technical details eventually, but is there
> interest?
> All of the above would slot in with the upcoming 50th anniversary. If you
> do have photos, bits of paper, stories to tell etc., then let's try to
> preserve them so that they are not lost.
> Cheers all, Warren
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