Tidbit for CS161 (November 23, 2003, 0) - The different versions of the UN*X brand operating system are numbered
in a logical sequence: 5, 6, 7, 2, 2.9, 3, 4.0, III, 4.1, V, 4.2, V.2,
CS161 yesterday 2003.11.24 (November 25, 2003, 0) - I told the history of UNIX starting with Space Travel on an obsolete
PC and ending with a description of UNIX’s influence on operating
Story about pipes for CS161 (November 23, 2003, 0) - http://www.bell-labs.com/history/unix/sohedid.html
Although stymied, McIlroy didn’t drop the idea. “And over a period from 1970 to 1972, I’d from time to time say, ‘How about making something like this?’, and I’d put up another proposal, another proposal, another proposal. And one day I came up with a syntax for the shell that went along with the piping,
And now for a bit of lighthearted fun… (January 19, 2005, 0) - “Sexiest Geek Alive” is a geek pageant done right. =) Google for it or
be lazy and just check out the following links.
Why does it work? ’cause it’s as geeky as heck.
Positive stuff about women in technology:
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Story ideas for CS161 (November 23, 2003, 0) - - AT&T Bell Labs gave up on MULTICS
- (Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and J.F. Ossanna)
- really cool filesystem idea on paper
- all requests for a computer to hack on for an OS were denied
- Space Travel: “Their effort included a floating-point arithmetic package, the pointwise specification of the graphics characters for the display, and a