[TUHS] Happy birthday, Ken Thompson!
dave at horsfall.org
Tue Feb 5 01:04:25 AEST 2019
On Mon, 4 Feb 2019, Steve Nickolas wrote:
> I think the term is "Embrace, Extend, Exterminate" <dalek.jpg>
I heard it as "Embrace, Extend, Extinguish"; witness their attempt to take
over PPP (which eventually had to accommodate their "extensions"), and
Usenet before that, which thankfully failed, because they wanted a central
authority. How the hell do you think that Usenet flourished? It was an
utter anarchy, that's why! And the marketoid control-freaks hated it...
If you look carefully at PPP, you will see certain negotiations which ∆
simply don't belong at that level (DNS etc). Cough MS/CHAP cough...
If you want to talk PPP to an NT server, well, you'd better be prepared to
accommodate their "extensions".
And to those bods who think we're bashing M$, well, there might be a
damned good reason for it (some of us here go back a *long* time, so you
might have to brush up on your history, and grow out of your short pants).
-- Dave, who used to be known as "Fowler Ware" on aus.flame
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