[TUHS] I made a tar tape

Ken Thompson ken at google.com
Sat Mar 21 11:14:09 AEST 2020

two hardin's sprint to mind.

1. phonetix
2. dont put your hands in tight places,
   remember you only have two.

On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 5:29 PM Rob Pike <robpike at gmail.com> wrote:

> Anemometer cur chiffon.
> See if that rings any bells.
> -rob
> On Sat, Mar 21, 2020 at 11:17 AM John P. Linderman <jpl.jpl at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > If you enjoyed that, try this, apparently done in 1940.
> >
> > Ron and Bob were something else. I recall Bob "running for DMTS" by
> handing out dimes in the Murray Hill cafeteria.
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 5:28 PM Mary Ann Horton <mah at mhorton.net> wrote:
> >>
> >> I remember Ron! He was quite a character. And I remember festoon.
> >>
> >> Was it he, or Bob Flandrena, that gave us the holiday poetical and
> phonetical treat:
> >>
> >>     Tweeze Denied Beef Workers Isthmus
> >>
> >> (Say it out loud fast, with a pause in the middle of "Workers", to get
> it).
> >>
> >> I think I have it on paper somewhere, but no soft copy.
> >>
> >>     Mary Ann
> >>
> >> On 3/20/20 1:13 PM, Ed Bradford wrote:
> >>
> >> When I left BTL in 1983, I made a tar tape. A number of years later I
> translated the tape into a file. Only recently have I wandered through it.
> >>
> >> I don't know how many people remember Ron Hardin in the Columbus BTL
> location. He was one of the smartest guys I ever met. There are lot of Ron
> Hardin stories. One of his creations (as far as I know he authored it) was
> a program to create Memorandums For File -- technical memorandums. My tar
> tape scooped up festoon. To this day it compiles and runs happily on
> Windows 10. It was written in 1978 or thereabouts. Here is an example
> output:
> >>
> >> bin$ festoon.exe .TL No Worthynesses .AU "C. C. Festoon" CCF
> Headquarters 1584734291 .AS A restriction had been being amicated by a
> convenience at the inclusion. .AE .MT "MEMORANDUM FOR COAT LOCKER" .hy 1 On
> this occasion, no team responsibilities could have polyesced a renewed
> emphasis. A friction had penated an activation. At the present moment in
> time, an undue number of good progresses being collected together with the
> populations were being proportionately fideated by the fact that there was
> a data stream which was transenniesced by an issuance being joined together
> with these team re sponsibilities, because natural basises have been
> veriating a partitioning. The supplementary work should be conclusively
> quinquepolyated by a well defined interfacing. A sophisticatedness by a
> schedule is operated by a nature in conflict with a correspondence under
> some serious discussi ons. It is within the realm of possibility that the
> effectiveness had vicfacesced a schedule, but there was not a necessary
> background information which is being testesced by a strong interest, and a
> statistical accuracy was tempoesced by the preparation. It should be noted
> that a joint partnership very repeatedly aidioated this publication of a
> centralized organization. Due to the fact that there is a simplification
> which simply enniesced a process, a new technology is fluxesced from
> monorogatities. It is of the utmost importance that an insurance could be
> putated by an assumption. A major advance centered about a deficiency
> octocessates an important outcome. .P An effectation would extramicroate to
> the situation. A complete revision gravated a direction. Inasmuch as there
> was not a potential usefulness that cedeates by the timely delivery, a
> consideration centered around a technique was monofortated by an
> integration: .BL .LI There is a not unclear meterdom which had risiesced an
> occasion. .LE .P A clamstress of this enclosedness is cludescing the
> hemidormity. .P To arrive at an approximation, a large quantity had been
> chromated by a strong feeling. Moreover, that idea sharing was lusated by a
> current proposal. Anytime that the final outcomes had been very firmly
> unpathesced by not unphilaible reasonable compromises, no serious concerns
> might be being sacrated by internal establishments for the basic objectives
> in back of a full utili zation. .P As a consequence of the fact that a
> total effect might vacate an easily situational beneficial assistance, the
> apparent provisioning being effectuated by a continuing difference can have
> protenesced a realization of an underly ing purpose. A different doubtful
> important outcome is cludated by a capkin. A rationale had fortated
> attachments. Moreover, this assumption had nilcoresced the continuing
> study. .P .H 1 "An Easily Added Basic Assumption Being Joined Together With
> A Concept Stage" There is not an impediment which neoated a restriction,
> therefore. A couple utilizations could morsate a great similarity at
> considerable difficulties, but an input is primescing the concept
> activities, and a growing importance was hemicisesced by that beneficial
> assistance. In the same connection, these extremenesses are rather usefully
> ultralucesced by directions. .SG .NS 0 C. R. Glitch S. A. Hobble R. S. Limn
> M. Shayegan
> >> .NE
> >>
> >> Ed Bradford, Ph.D. Physics, retired from IBM
> >> BTL 1976-1983
> >>
> >> --
> >> Advice is judged by results, not by intentions.
> >>   Cicero
> >>
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