[TUHS] [OT] VAXen, my children, just don't belong some places

Dan Cross crossd at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 21:49:48 AEST 2016

On Oct 18, 2016 11:36 PM, "Andy Kosela" <akosela at andykosela.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 6:05 PM, Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org> wrote:
> <snip>
> What operating system was installed on that VAX?  VMS or UNIX?

Based on his description of the 'HELP' command, mention of command
procedures, and talk about the manual set, I'd say VMS. VMS also had a
strong presence on Wall Street around that time.

I've always loved this story, but surely it's apocryphal? If Black Monday
had been due to an operator rebooting a VAX that would have certainly made
the news....

        - Dan C.
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