[TUHS] Is the Teletype the unsung hero of Unix?

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Sat Apr 2 08:41:33 AEST 2016

On Saturday,  2 April 2016 at  1:06:58 +1100, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Mar 2016, scj at yaccman.com wrote:
>> ...  and I once heard an old-timer growl at a young programmer "I've
>> written boot loaders that were shorter than your variable names!"
> Ah, the 512-byte boot blocks...  We got pretty inventive in those days
> (and this was before secondary loaders!) with line editing etc.

I was thinking more of the RIM loader on the PDP-8.  16 words or 24

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