[TUHS] Welcome to new TUHS subscribers
tony.travis at minke-informatics.co.uk
Thu Oct 10 19:21:10 AEST 2019
On 09/10/2019 21:13, Warren Toomey wrote:
> All, we just had about a dozen new subscribers to the TUHS list. Rather than
> e-mail you all individually, I thought I'd use the list itself to say
I'm one of your recent TUHS list subscribers - I first encountered AT&T
Version 7 Unix on a PDP11/34 and I've used all sorts of *nix since then.
One thing I noticed on this list is people's interest in the use of
UPPER/lower case in Unix. It's always puzzled me when everyone talks
about [the] PDP11 when, in fact, is says "pdp11" on the system itself:
DEC seemed to have a schizophrenic attitude to this in their
documentation, sometimes using "PDP11" and sometimes "pdp11".
Not sure if anyone else had a similar experience to me when visiting the
"Computer History Museum" in Palo Alto and being totally shocked to see
machines I used 'quite recently' there as museum exhibits!
I also made a complaint to the Museum, because the original Donald
Becker Beowulf was hidden away in a corner behind a Cray machine :-(
Nevertheless, a fantastic museum and I highly recommend a visit!
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