Unix mallet ....

Christopher Vance christopher.vance at aurema.com
Mon Aug 9 10:15:45 AEST 1999

On Fri, Aug 06, 1999 at 03:48:25PM +1000, Peter Chubb wrote:
: >>>>> "Warren" == Warren Toomey <wkt at henry.cs.adfa.edu.au> writes:
: Warren> According to the SCCS records on Kirk McKusick's 4th CD,
: Warren> /usr/src/usr.bin/calendar/calendars/calendar.computer was:
: Warren> 	date and time created 89/11/27 14:10:01 by bostic
: A Mallet is an articulated steam locomotive (named after Anatole
: Mallet, a Frenchman).  1954 would have been in the midst of their
: heydays. Often used for hauling logs.  Now, how did UNIX get
: involved????  1954 predates UNIX as we know it, so it's probably
: something else or a spoof....

I thought I saw in somebody's signature that Unix was a trademark in
Spain (or somewhere) for something not computer-related.  Perhaps that
might be relevant?

Christopher Vance

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