[TUHS] UNIX turns forty

Jim Capp jcapp at anteil.com
Fri Jun 5 21:42:04 AEST 2009


How about a virtual birthday "card" where we make a site that people  
from all over the world can sign on and leave personalized "best  

To promote it, we design a modest logo that people can place on their  
websites, linking to the site, allowing visitors to read the various  
"cards", and encouraging them to leave their own messages.

We could add an /etc/passwd style listing of "users" with their own / 
etc/motd or "wishes of the day".  We could bootstrap it with the  
original passwd entries, recognizing and saying "thank you" to the  
creators and contibutors of UNIX, in a wiki style with proper  
monitoring of course.

What do you think?


On Jun 5, 2009, at 12:18 AM, lm at bitmover.com (Larry McVoy) wrote:

> If there was some bright person here who had an idea as to how we  
> might
> honor these guys, in a way they would like, let's go.  They are geeks
> and we are too, seems like maybe someone could come up with an idea.
> If that idea requires money then let me know, millions isn't in the
> cards, but drop a couple of zeros and maybe we can do it.
> Regardless of all that. kudos to Brian, Dennis, and Ken.  And Joe,
> because I still do my papers in troff, our invoices are in troff,
> and our logo is in troff.  Our website is in troff -ms format,
> I wrote a perl script that generates the html.
> --lm
> On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 11:48:53PM -0400, Brian S Walden wrote:
>> http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9133570
>>> So when do the official celebrations begin?  What's a good estimate
>>> of the month and date in 1969 when it all began?
>>> Tim Newsham
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