[TUHS] What was your "Aha, Unix!" moment?
gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 11:45:58 AEST 2019
(Silly keyboard.) That line regarding the Sun box, should read "for you Larry".
Gregg C Levine gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
"This signature fought the Time Wars, time and again."
On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 9:44 PM Gregg Levine <gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Me? I got started bitbanging my way through things on Apple 2 designs,
> and then DOS on a grouch PC/XT clone from AT&T, and then a PC/AT clone
> also from AT&T, there I also included Windows. Around the time the
> P100 came out from Intel I also stuffed Slackware onto it in the form
> their Zipslack, and about the time I'd gotten connected to the 'net, I
> found your site, and off I went. I'd run UNIX on SIMH/pdp-11. (Amazing
> stuff that!) And for your Larry I also had a Sun system here who also
> ran first my website, then just the background stuff.
> Meeting Ken sometime earlier at the VCF East, and recognizing Brian
> from his style, made me realize that Armstrong the musician was right
> about it being a "wonderful world". especially watching the big gaggle
> of machines celebrating the wonders of UNiX.
> Gregg C Levine gregg.drwho8 at gmail.com
> "This signature fought the Time Wars, time and again."
> On Thu, Oct 10, 2019 at 4:56 PM Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> wrote:
> > All, we had another dozen TUHS suscribers to the list overnight. Welcome.
> > A reminder that we're here to discuss Unix Heritage, so I'll nudge you
> > if the conversation goes a bit off-topic.
> > So I'll kick off another thread. What was your "ahah" moment when you
> > first saw that Unix was special, especially compared to the systems you'd
> > previously used?
> > Mine was: Oh, I can:
> > + write a simple script
> > + to edit a file on the fly
> > + with no temporary files (a la pipes)
> > + AND I can change the file suffix and the system won't stop me!
> > I was using TOPS-20 beforehand.
> > Cheers, Warren
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