Understood. This is one of the novels that BBC Press is presenting to the
many fans. It takes place during the 1980s, which is when the PDP-11 design
was king, and the DG Nova-4 and Eclipse (MVIII I think) was trying to unseat
It's also an interesting exploration into the hacking community that was
just beginning to emerge and still exists today, with the crackers taking
over from the hackers, and hackers doing what they do best; spend all day
and sometimes all night working on a problem. Now if anyone actually wants
the title and year it came out, please ask off list.
As I said before, it features the Sixth Doctor. I think I know which one you
mean, I do know there was a mini involved in "Inferno" which did feature Jon
Pertwee. Which naturally isn't the one you're thinking of.
And now back to our regularly scheduled discussions and arguments.
Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon(a)worldnet.att.net
"The Force will be with you. Always." Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Of Bill Cunningham
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Subject: [TUHS] Porting UNIX...
Actually what I meant Gregg was Jon Pertwee was the Doctor back in
'60s which is the time period you were referring
to, and Troughton too I
guess. That reminds me of an episode called "The time..." something or
with Roger Delgado. They were trying to do something
with some type of
computer obviously an old mini of some type and some anciet artifact.
were toggle switches and lights. Otherwise it
certainly didn't look like
PDP that I've ever seen in pictures. Just to get
close to one of those old
things would be breathtaking. Before my time though.
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