[TUHS] UNIX: A History and a Memoir by Brian W. Kernighan is now out

Mary Ann Horton mah at mhorton.net
Tue Oct 29 07:41:39 AEST 2019

I'm enjoying bwk's book very much, but it has me wondering. There are 
two stories I've heard that supposedly occurred at Murray Hill, but he 
didn't include them. I've read past the badge section and the "grepping 
for my keys" comment, so I believe I've come past the right point.

Without telling the actual stories here, one involves a monkey picture 
pasted onto a Bell Labs badge, the other is about an MTS who was late to 
a meeting because she was grepping her apartment for her keys. I've told 
these stories often, and they get a good laugh.

Does anyone have first hand knowledge of these stories, who told them, 
whether they are true, etc?


     Mary Ann

On 10/20/19 3:43 PM, Norman Wilson wrote:
> ISBN 9781695978553, for anyone who wants to know that.
> I see it for sale on amazon.com and amazon.ca, paperback, `Independently
> published.'  Does anyone know if it is likely to appear in bricks-and-mortar
> bookshops any time soon?
> Norman Wilson
> Toronto ON

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