[TUHS] Surprised about Unix System V in the 80's - so sparse!

Henry Bent henry.r.bent at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 07:42:41 AEST 2021

Just for a little perspective here: my father worked for Bell Labs as a
sysadmin, so we had much more computer exposure and internet access than
your average person, and it wasn't until I believe 1992 that we actually
got an internet connection at home as opposed to using a terminal with a
modem to connect to the labs.  Things moved fairly quickly around this
time, and there was a huge difference in internet penetration in say 1996
vs. 1992 amongst the general populace.  In 1992 you probably would have
gotten blank stares asking the average person on the street about the
internet, and in 1996 in the next town over there was an internet cafe.
Even then, this was the east coast of the US - I'm sure the interior of the
country with its much more vast physical distances was a few steps behind.

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