[TUHS] a book (was Re: PWB vs Unix/TS)

Clem cole clemc at ccc.com
Mon Sep 16 09:27:57 AEST 2019

Actually the thing that some (maybe many) of the folks you mentioned seem to have the hardest time accepting the Linux is just the modern implementation of Unix.  which i think is sad.  I think Linux is a wonderful piece of work but the developers do need to recognize we’re it came. 

There is a famous line which I wish I knew who said that to paraphrase becomes: “In science we stand on the shoulders of the great people that came before us, but in computer science we try to step on their toes.”

Sent from my PDP-7 Running UNIX V0 expect things to be almost but not quite. 

> On Sep 15, 2019, at 5:28 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, 15 Sep 2019, Clem Cole wrote:
>> And this is the biggest issue.  And I have observed (maybe I'm wrong - but it seems to me ...) that the people that I know today, that dislike Peter's work dislike that Linux is not huge part of it.   Or more importantly that it was the emergence of the Internet and UNIX that were enablers for Linux.   As Jon has suggested, it should not be Gnu/Linux but rather Internet/Linux.
> Indeed, and not a few Linux users hate it being pointed out that Unix was first.  If it was not for Unix, we would not have Linux (because you had
> to pay for Unix).
> And my pet theory is that if it was not for Unix, we would all be running
> some version of Windoze, and loving it...
> -- Dave

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