[TUHS] How to Kill a Technical Conference
dave at horsfall.org
Tue Apr 6 15:49:02 AEST 2021
On Mon, 5 Apr 2021, John Gilmore wrote:
> I'm an engineer, not an academic. [...] The paper was rejected by the
> program committee, on the objection that "ports aren't research".
This of course will come as news to those of us who had to port Unix to a
different architecture... Especially when the hardware didn't work as
I think the most egregious example was DEC's Unibus; the specs were vague
enough that 3rd-party cards wouldn't work (timing issues) so DEC could
turn around and say that you ought to use our gear (which of course
observed the undocumented precise timing).
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