[TUHS] 40 years of Unix CACM Article

Warren Toomey wkt at tuhs.org
Sat Jun 28 17:28:11 AEST 2014

Knowing Dave and his long history with Unix, I suspect it was simply a typo. Just like vi commands are now hardwired into my fingers, I guess K&R is imprinted on his fingers.
Cheers, Warren

On 28 June 2014 17:12:14 AEST, Armando Stettner <aps at ieee.org> wrote:
>K&R usually refers to Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie, writers of
>the (I think) first book on C.  If there were two people to acknowledge
>for getting it right, it would be Ken and Dennis.
>  aps
>Begin forwarded message:
>> From: Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org>
>> Subject: [TUHS] 40 years of Unix CACM Article
>> Date: June 28, 2014 at 12:02:06 AM PDT
>> To: tuhs at tuhs.org
>> Just in from an early Unix devotee.
>> Warren
>> From: Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org>
>> Sent: 28 June 2014 16:14:18 AEST
>> To: Auug Talk <talk at lists.auug.org.au>
>> Subject: [AUUG-Talk]: 40 years of Unix
>> Next month sees the 40th anniversary of the article "The Unix
>> System" published in Communications of the ACM; I was at UNSW at the
>> and we bought the first tape for subsequent distribution.
>> At the time its only competitor was RSTS-11, and to a lesser extent 
>> RSX-11D and RSX-11M (all DEC systems).  It saw CP/M vanish, MS-DOS
>> and go, NT tried to challenge it, and even Windows hasn't beaten it.
>> It spawned Linux, which Billy Gates regarded as a serious threat
>("any box 
>> running Linux is not running Windows") and even tried a smear
>> against it.
>> Unix was a design that "just worked" because K&R simply got it right,
>> right from the start.
>> It'll never go away.
>> -- Dave
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