[TUHS] The UNIX Command Language (1976)

Tom Ivar Helbekkmo tih at hamartun.priv.no
Tue Dec 1 01:12:04 AEST 2020

Brantley Coile <brantley at coraid.com> writes:

> Thank you very much! I've been looking for where Ken used the "much
> needed gap" phrase.

That formulation is funny - but I just got into a discussion with
someone about whether ken was being intentionally funny or not.  To me,
it seems rather obvious that he chose that wording for the humourous
effect of the double-take the reader experiences.  A couple of friends
of mine, though, insist that that paragraph is just clumsily written.
Is he on record anywhere saying which it is?

Most people who graduate with CS degrees don't understand the significance
of Lisp.  Lisp is the most important idea in computer science.  --Alan Kay

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