[TUHS] TMG and B

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Tue Sep 30 23:52:28 AEST 2014

    > From: arnold at skeeve.com

    > it was clear at the time that UNIX and what was happening was extremely
    > special .. Those of you who were there really were part of a "golden
    > age".

I once observed to Jerry Saltzer that when I started at the MIT CS labs, I
had been bummed because I had missed what I considered their 'Golden Age' -
the work on CTSS and Multics.

When I showed up there, I did a deal where they let me use a PDP-11/40 to
explore some OS ideas I had, if I woule write diagnostics on it for a ring
interface they were working on - part of a project on networking that
included work on something called internetworking.

I had no idea what I was getting into!

And of course the networking work soon sucked me in completely. In that
message to Jerry, I said something to the effect of 'clearly I've lived
through a second golden age, and only now am I understanding that'.


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