[TUHS] What was your "Aha, Unix!" moment?

Doug McIlroy doug at cs.dartmouth.edu
Thu Oct 17 00:39:22 AEST 2019

> From: jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu (Noel Chiappa)
>     > From: Doug McIlroy
>     > doing legwork for Multics I ran the following experiment on a lot of
>     > then-current time-sharing systems.
> Fascinating; you don't happen to remember the ones you tried, do you?
> Also, when you say "legwork for Multics", was this something done during
> the planning stages (so, say '64-'65), or later on?

It was probably 1965. The places we visited
included at least Rand, NBS, Michigan, and Dartmouth. 
I specifically remember trying the experiment
at Michigan and Dartmouth. There were other places,
too, but they've dropped from memory.


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