Addressed to: Joseph S. D. Yao <jsdy @
** Reply to note from Joseph S. D. Yao <jsdy @
08/12/96 09:11am -0400
= Thanks for the support. I hadn't wanted to be quite so assertive; I
= think you went a little beyond what I wanted to say.
= One little nit: Unix was first written for a PDP-7. The PDP-11/45
= wasn't invented or supported for quite a while. We didn't have split
= I&D, at first!
yes, my mistake --the PDP-7 was not on the road to history
for almost 10 years --paper tape reader, teletype, and all!
remember the joy at the arrival of the ADM-2?
Western Electric government division of Labs was using
11/45s followed by 11/70s before it was ported to the 3B20
(noisy sucker) which was designed to run unix.
split I&D was a godsend at that time! made 64K+64K
possible. like to see anyone fit much of anything in that
could cover a few more war stories on other vendors'
problems with memory restrictions and lack of stack...
but this is not the time or place....
In the interests of a drug-free world it is perhaps time for Britain
and other Western democracies to consider banning President Clinton
from visiting their countries.