[TUHS] PC Unix (had been How to Kill a Technical Conference

Michael Parson mparson at bl.org
Sat Apr 10 07:24:28 AEST 2021

On Wed, 7 Apr 2021, Dave Horsfall wrote:

> Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2021 17:41:21
> From: Dave Horsfall <dave at horsfall.org>
> To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <tuhs at tuhs.org>
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] PC Unix (had been How to Kill a Technical Conference
> On Tue, 6 Apr 2021, M Douglas McIlroy wrote:
>> IBM famously failed to buy the well-established CP/M in 1980. (CP/M had 
>> been introduced in 1974, before the advent of the LSI-11 on which LSX ran.) 
>> [...]
> And unlike the popular urban myth, Gary Kildall was not out playing golf when 
> IBM tried to contact him.

Gary Killdall was a host on PBS' "The Computer Chronicles" and they did
a story on him after his death that covers this, as well as other info
on his life and work with DRI.


Michael Parson
Pflugerville, TX

More information about the TUHS mailing list