[TUHS] off-topic list

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Fri Jun 29 04:36:59 AEST 2018

On Wed, 27 Jun 2018, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
> Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2018 23:57:14 -0600
> From: arnold at skeeve.com
> To: mparson at bl.org, clemc at ccc.com
> Cc: tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] off-topic list
> Clem cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:
>> Makes sense.
>> Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite.
>>> On Jun 27, 2018, at 5:33 PM, Michael Parson <mparson at bl.org> wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 26 Jun 2018, Clem Cole wrote:
>>>> Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 17:16:36 -0400
>>>> From: Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com>
>>>> To: Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com>
>>>> Cc: TUHS main list <tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org>,
>>>>    Grant Taylor <gtaylor at tnetconsulting.net>
>>>> Subject: Re: [TUHS] off-topic list
>>>> On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 2:04 PM, Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:
>>>> ‚ÄčOk, that all sounds right and I'll take your word for it.  I
>>>> followed it only from the side and not directly as a customer, since
>>>> by then I was really not doing much VMS anything.  That said, I had
>>>> thought some of the original folks that were part of the PMDF work
>>>> were the same crew that did SOL (Michel Gien - the Pascal rewrite of
>>>> UNIX - whom I knew in those days from the OS side of the world).  I
>>>> also thought the reason why the the firm was named after the TGV (and
>>>> yes I stand corrected on the name) was because they were French and at
>>>> the time the French bullet train was know for being one of the fastest
>>>> in the world and the French were very proud of it.
>>> I always thought TGV was "Three Guys and a VAX".
> I'd heard "Two Guys and a Vax"...

Digging through google search results, I've found stuff suggesting that
it started as Two Guys and at some point they added a Third Guy.  My
VAX/VMS knowlege is long rotted, haven't touched it since the early 90s,
but ISTR having TGV Multinet on the VMS system I used, and "Three Guys
and a VAX" was the expn I remember reading at the time.

Michael Parson
Pflugerville, TX

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