[TUHS] Fred Grampp

Ken Thompson kenbob at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 05:50:31 AEST 2021

fred dumpster dove on the way to the labs.
his prize, beside the cheese awfuls, was
the bowling pins for the 6th floor bowling

fred was after a german ww2 enigma. he
left requests at two european shops that
were known to occasionally have one.
when one came to light, fred and i split
the price. after years of dwindling hope
for another one showing up, fred an i
flipped a coin to see who owned it. fred
won. before his death he gave  it to me.

and lastly, and secret until now, fred
painted the peter face on the water tower.

On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 8:14 AM M Douglas McIlroy <
m.douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu> wrote:

> Ah, yes. Fred would pick things up at the Keebler Baking factory outlet on
> his way to work.
> We called it the "used cookie store".
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2021 at 10:31 AM Andrew Hume <andrew at humeweb.com> wrote:
>> fred was certainly a character.
>> perhaps ken or rob might confirm this, but i recall at least one of the
>> canoe trips demonstrated
>> the effects of dropping flour sacks onto canoes from a small airplane. (i
>> was not present on any
>> of these trips, but heard this from grampp.)
>> he was also responsible for occasionally buying bulk bags of barely
>> digestible cheese crackers
>> (we called them cheese awfuls) and leaving them in the Unix Room to be
>> eaten.
>> > On Mar 11, 2021, at 7:06 AM, M Douglas McIlroy <
>> m.douglas.mcilroy at dartmouth.edu> wrote:
>> >
>> > In all that's been written about the Research Unix players,
>> > Fred Grampp has gotten far less coverage than he deserves.
>> > I hope to rectify that with this post, most of which was
>> > written soon after his death.
>> >
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