[TUHS] tangential unix question: whatever happened to NeWS?
dave at horsfall.org
Wed Jan 27 13:11:26 AEST 2021
On Mon, 25 Jan 2021, Jon Steinhart wrote:
> We're lucky that Don Knuth had nothing to do with X?
> He would have called it ecccchhhhh.
An oldie but a goodie :-)
Heh; at one job I was asked whether I knew X; I answered that I could
spell it... $PHB not impressed, but I quickly learned it.
Ugh! I've seen some ugly windowing systems in my time, but X... Heck,
even CP/M had a better system, IIRC. Talk about heavyweight; how many
lines of code were required to write "Hello, world"?
That, BTW, is my benchmark for usability etc. And yes, I've seen all the
jokes; my favourite is manager to worker bee: "I need a program to print
'Hello World' by this afternoon".
-- Dave, who might even tell the OS/360 "EI" story from an old boss
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