[TUHS] BTL summer employees

Lars Brinkhoff lars at nocrew.org
Tue Aug 11 04:13:29 AEST 2020

Noel Chiappa wrote:
> It'd be interesting to look at the Dover spooler on ITS, and see
> if/how one got to the CHAOS network from C - and if so, how it
> identified the protocol translating box.

It uses the C version of ITS system calls: chaoso() to open I/O
channels, and pktiot() to send/receive packets.

This is now straying out of TUHS territory, but I wouldn't want people
to miss out on the Dover poem:

Dover, oh Dover, arisen from dead.
Dover, oh Dover, awoken from bed.
Dover, oh Dover, welcome back to the Lab.
Dover, oh Dover, we've missed your clean hand...

And now your toner's toney,
And your paper near pure white,
The smudges on your soul are gone
And your output's clean as light..

We've labored with your father,
The venerable XGP,
But his slow artistic hand,
Lacks your clean velocity.

Theses and papers
And code in a queue
Dover, oh Dover,
We've been waiting for you.

Disk blocks aplenty
Await your laser drawn lines,
Your intricate fonts,
Your pictures and signs.

Your amputative absence
Has made the Ten dumb,
Without you, Dover,
We're system untounged-

DRAW Plots and TEXage
Have been biding their time,
With LISP code and programs,
And this crufty rhyme.

Dover, oh Dover,
We welcome you back,
Though still you may jam,
You're on the right track.

-KWH 6/14/81

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