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

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Fri Oct 18 11:49:59 AEST 2019

On Fri, 11 Oct 2019, Warren Toomey wrote:

> All, we had another dozen TUHS suscribers to the list overnight. 
> 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?

When I discovered that there was nothing special about the Shell i.e. I 
could write/modify it, as it was not privileged in any way (unlike, cough 
cough, DCL etc).

-- Dave

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