[TUHS] pronouncing *nix formulas (was: screen editors)
clemc at ccc.com
Fri Feb 7 08:17:27 AEST 2020
No worries Dave. I was a die hard moto fan. And I’m the first to tell you
the Intel ISA is wretched. But what I have learned is that it does not
matter. They are all dataflow systems internally at this point.
On Thu, Feb 6, 2020 at 11:56 AM Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Feb 2020, Dan Cross wrote:
> > Perhaps I've sent this story to TUHS before, but I can't resist.
> > "finger: the most inappropriately named command in computerdom" (no,
> > that's not a challenge...).
> [ Hilarious story ]
> Back in ye olde Usenet days, someone had an animated .plan which was all
> about the "Andalusian snail" (the "@" character was the snail). It used
> ANSI escape sequences, showing it in the 25th line (the "status" line),
> and was quite funny.
> Of course, you had to have the right speed; too fast, and it just zipped
> past, and too slow, well, it, just crawled along :-) ISTR that 9600 was
> about right.
> Anyone remember that?
> Oh, my .plan in those days said "To rid the world of Intel chips" (sorry
> Clem, but this was back in the days of Intel vs. Moto). It now reads "To
> rid the world of M$ software" but these days the finger service is
> generally blocked.
> -- Dave
Sent from a handheld expect more typos than usual
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