[TUHS] Any Good dmr Anecdotes?
Perry E. Metzger
perry at piermont.com
Wed Jul 4 03:34:53 AEST 2018
Incredibly lame anecdote follows:
Decades ago, I buttonholed dmr at a Usenix ATC and asked him a
bunch of questions about early Unix kernels. I can't remember any of
the specifics any longer (which is a shame in itself), but I do
remember that instead of shooing me away, he was insanely polite and
kind even though he didn't know me and had no reason to be so nice.
Afterwards someone (I think it may have been Tom Christiansen)
pointed out to me that I'd taken up far too much of his time, and
said something to the effect that one had to be careful not to take
excess advantage of his kindness.
Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
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