[TUHS] a book (was Re: PWB vs Unix/TS)
athornton at gmail.com
Sun Sep 15 13:24:46 AEST 2019
> just write whatever you want and wait for Clem to correct you and fill in
Thanks for giving away my deepest secret for being a contributor to Open
Source projects. The trick is, you write _something_ that does what you
need, no matter how horrid, and put it out there, and wait for the screams
to roll in and then someone who knows what they're doing to implement it
Works almost every time.
On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 7:19 PM Jon Steinhart <jon at fourwinds.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 7:31 PM <reed at reedmedia.net> wrote:
> > There needs to be a book with stuff like this. There is no Unix history
> > book that I have ever seen with the depth of information in threads like
> > this and others on TUHS. It would be a huge project and hard to tell if
> > there would me more than just recognition and intrinsic rewards for the
> > effort -- but maybe that is enough.
> So having just finished a book project and therefore having a bit of a clue
> as to what it would take, I'd be willing to take a stab at coordinating a
> project like this. But it's not clear to me what the audience should be.
> Many of the folks on this list are obsessive with details that matter to,
> well, only people on this list. To make a good book I think that it would
> have to trace the major paths, innovations, and people. In any case, this
> would be easy - just write whatever you want and wait for Clem to correct
> you and fill in the details :-)
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