Unix mallet ....

Greg Lehey grog at lemis.com
Mon Aug 9 10:28:37 AEST 1999

On Monday,  9 August 1999 at 10:15:45 +1000, Christopher Vance wrote:
> 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?

No, it was in Austria.  I've forgotten what it was a trademark for,
but it wasn't computer-related.  In Germany, there was a car hire
company called UNIX Rent.  I always wanted to hire a car from them,
but never got round to it.

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