[TUHS] Citation for Spencer quote?
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Thu Jul 28 12:27:43 AEST 2011
Warren Toomey scripsit:
> Any ideas if/when Henry said this and where: date, first time it appeared
> in print etc.
Searching at Google Groups (which is not a trivial undertaking; posts
found by "Search by relevance" vanish when you search by date) finds
which is by Henry and dated November 12, 1987. So he definitely
said it. However, it's in his .sig, which may mean that he was simply
quoting someone else unnamed.
> While we are at it, are there any other good Unix quotes that spring
> to mind?
http://www.linfo.org/q_unix.html has some classics including Henry's.
http://nickelkid.net/docs/quotes/unix.html also has good ones once you
scroll down past the Windows quotes.
My former boss Len Silver said, back around 1983: "What you're saying
is that Unix is a local minimum?" He was a physicist turned quant at
a Wall Street firm. "Exactly," said I.
Business before pleasure, if not too bloomering long before.
--Nicholas van Rijn
John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org>
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