[TUHS] Any Good dmr Anecdotes?
wkt at tuhs.org
Fri Jun 29 17:53:10 AEST 2018
We do have ken on the list, so I won't be presumptious to ask for ken-related
anecdotes, but would anybody like to share some dmr anecdotes?
I never met Dennis in person, but he was generous with his time about my
interest in Unix history; and also with sharing the material he still had.
Dennis was very clever, though. He would bring out a new artifact and say:
well, here's what I still have of X. Pity it will never execute again, sigh.
I'm sure he knew that I would take that as a challenge. Mind you, it worked,
which is why we now have the first Unix kernel in C, the 'nsys' kernel, and
the first two C compilers, in executable format.
Any other good anecdotes?
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