[TUHS] UNIX Influence on Teletype and Vice Versa

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Fri Sep 22 14:57:32 AEST 2023

On Thu, 21 Sep 2023, Larry McVoy wrote:

> This is perhaps silly, but I really wanted to meet Joe Ossanna because 
> of troff.  It was not meant to be.  My dad told me you aren't dead until 
> they stop talking about you.  Good to see that Joe is still with us.

I still remember being blown away when I encountered ROFF on Edition 5; 
like, I didn't know that you could use a computer for that sort of 

(Yeah, I quickly discovered that Unix was first and foremost a typesetting 
system after I read the Bell Labs paper.)

-- Dave

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