[TUHS] Welcome to new TUHS subscribers

Tony Travis 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
> "Welcome!".
> [...]

Hi, Warren.

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:

> https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ee/Pdp-11-40.jpg/250px-Pdp-11-40.jpg

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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