[TUHS] History of the UNIX Beard

Noel Chiappa jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Fri Dec 18 23:56:00 AEST 2020

    > From: Tyler Adams

    > We all know and love the UNIX beard, but I can't find anything on how
    > the beards started other than an old photo of Ken and Dennis

I'm not sure the term is Unix-specific. At a fairly early stage, people who
worked on the ARPANET/Internet (when PDP-10's were still the 'usual' host, and
Unix systems were just starting to beceome common) were jokingly known as
'network grey-beards': the prototypical one being Jon Postel. (Vint Verf's
beard was too tidy to qualify, IIRC!)


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