[TUHS] Good ol' ed (Was *ROFF)
imp at bsdimp.com
Wed May 16 02:36:53 AEST 2018
On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 9:34 AM, Jon Steinhart <jon at fourwinds.com> wrote:
> Larry McVoy writes:
> > On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 09:09:36AM -0600, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
> > > > In fairness to them, I don't know how you learn the good stuff
> > > > of a terminal room. I learned so much by watching the screen change
> > > > and going "WTF? How did you do that?"
> > > >
> > > > There is only so much you can stuff into a manual.
> > >
> > > Indeed. But this can be taught; however, it seems that many of the
> > > younger generation aren't interested in learning it. As Clem noted,
> > > losing the terminal room has had a negative impact on learning.
> > >
> > > (Boy, are we just a bunch of old farts, or what ... :-)
> > I'm not old, oh, wait. And get off my lawn! :)
> I have fond memories of the "public terminal" room that was somewhere
> on the 4th or 5th floor of building 2 at Murray Hill. Never knew who
> you'd run into there.
Even at conferences, the hacking lounges provide only the barest flavor of
what's going on here. Though I still see the cool thing I want to use, it's
often painful to glance over people's shoulders... Some code can't be
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