[TUHS] Richard Stevens

Adam Thornton athornton at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 12:23:55 AEST 2021

The Richard Stevens books were huge here.  I did not know him well but
emailed with him a few times in the year before he died.  I never met him
in person but he was very kind to a much younger and more ignorant me.

On Sun, Mar 7, 2021 at 7:21 PM wojciech at koszek.com <wojciech at koszek.com>

> Hello everyone,
> I'm Wojciech Adam Koszek and I'm a new member here. After a short stint
> with Red Hat 6.0 and Slackware Linux around 2000-2001 (I think it was
> Slackware 7.0 or 7.1) my journey with UNIX started with FreeBSD 4.5. I fell
> in love with BSD and through Warner Losh, Robert Watson, and folks from a
> Polish UNIX scene, I became hooked. I ended up working with FreeBSD for the
> following 15 years or so.
> Anyway: the volume of the UNIX literature back then in Poland was scarce,
> yet through a small bookstore and a friendly salesman I got myself a "UNIX
> Network Programming Volume 1" at a huge discount, and read it back-to-back.
> Looking back, his books had a huge impact on my life (I had all his books,
> and read everything line by line, with a slight exception of TCP/IP
> illustrated vol 2, which I used as a reference), and while Stevens's
> website sheds some light on what he did, I often wonder what is the story
> behind how his books came to be. It doesn't help he appeared a very private
> person--never have I seen a photo of him anywhere.
> What was the reception of his books in the US?
> Did you know him? Do you know any more details about what he did after
> 1990?
> Thanks and take care,
> Wojciech Adam Koszek
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