[TUHS] Is the Teletype the unsung hero of Unix?
jaapna at xs4all.nl
Sat Mar 26 05:47:32 AEST 2016
> One of Unix's signature hallmarks is its terseness: short command names
> like mv, ln, cp, cc, ed; short options (a dash and a single letter),
> programs with just a few, if any, options at all, and short path names:
> "usr" instead of "user", "src" instead of "source" and so on.
Peter Collinson wrote in 1983 an article on this subject. It is
available at <http://www.hillside.co.uk/articles/typing.html>.
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