[TUHS] v8 /etc/motd

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Wed Aug 9 06:00:00 AEST 2023

"you might have mail" -- nice.

Kind of like the Plan 9
"Press almost any key to reboot..."

This was from the late Jim McKie, who realized that the PC keyboard
had a few keys that would not count as a keypress.

jmk once claimed to me, with a smile on his face, that Ken said the
message was pedantic :-)

On Tue, Aug 8, 2023 at 12:44 PM Ron Natalie <ron at ronnatalie.com> wrote:
> My favorite MOTD is:
> You might have mail.
> I told one of my student operators that if he put that in there before
> the morning was out, someone would be in my office to tell me they got
> the message but they didn’t have any mail.
> I wasn’t expecting it to be one of my senior programmers.   Well, it
> only said you MIGHT have mail.
> Somewhere there was a post circulating around with humorous MOTDs.
> That was on it, I believe.

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