Paul - thanks,
s/Nissan/Datsun/ on my message -- I stand reminded of the name change from
the USA Datsun brand to their worldwide name of Nissan.
As you said Armando had a Z car at the time. I mentioned I had a Jetta,
but after I wrote that I remembered that the picture was of my silver '79
Capri that predated my Jetta - which was the first unixmobile in my series
of MA plated same.
On Wed, May 11, 2022 at 11:51 AM Paul Winalski <paul.winalski(a)gmail.com>
On 5/11/22, Clem Cole <clemc(a)ccc.com> wrote:
I did not realize Shannon must have had it first.
Armando had it on his
Nisson and he passed it to John Hall (Maddog) when he moved. Somewhere
have a picture of Armando’s car and my then Black
Jetta with the MA plate
I left grad school to join DEC as a software engineer in 1980, working
on software development tools for VAX/VMS. Back in 1978 I'd interned
at one of the VAX-11/780 beta test sites. The group I was in was
based at DEC's Mill facility in Maynard MA but was slated to move in a
few months to the new software engineering facility on Spit Brook Road
in Nashua, NH. So I got an apartment in Nashua and commuted to
Maynard for a while. When I registered my car I got the VAXVMS vanity
license plate. When the VMS OS group moved to Nashua from Tewksbury
they wondered who had the VAXVMS plates.
Armando had the New Hampshire UNIX plates on his spiffy red Datsun
(they weren't Nissan yet) sports car. My car was an old, rusted-out
Datsun B210. Armando jokingly threatened to park his car next to mine
and photograph UNIX and VAXVMS side-by-side.