|gmol - 2009-10-25 |
Did all unix sys admins descend from the union of these two?
There's definitely a difference with sysadmin bears and OS coder beards. I don't think it makes sense to call everyone a Unix guy and leave it at that. Being a sysadmin or a typical programmer requires a certain focus and attention to detail, but coding an OS requires something resembling insanity.
Also, today we have academics doing fun, weird stuff while most people are writing business apps or maintaining the networks such apps live on. In their day it was the same. They were out of the ordinary. If you made a living out of computers I think 9 times out of 10 you were writing COBOL for somebody.
I know you were just kidding around, so, sorry I guess... :)
|Jimmy Labatt - 2009-10-25 |
Holy shit you weren't kidding about the beards!
|Syd Midnight - 2009-10-25 |
So these are like the Greek Gods of Linux nerddom?
The original Unix guys went off and designed another operating system called Plan 9, which in some ways took the Unix philosophy even further, but the licensing was problematic so it didn't get a lot of use. They eventually freed it but by that point Linux was much too popular for it to go anywhere.
|manfred - 2009-10-25 |
the 'linux' tag is so wrong it really hurts
when people are looking for linux videos, this will show up in that category as an example of something linux destroyed.
|simon666 - 2009-10-25 |
Was that emacs at 2:04-2:08?
Maybe - the red shirt guy looks an awful lot like Richard Stallman
who probably still wears that shirt.
In a certain sense the MIT/Mass guys and the Bell/NJ guys are or were fairly opposed: http://www.jwz.org/doc/worse-is-better.html or the beginning of the Unix-Hater's Handbook where they talk about how their Lisp machines were replaced with Unix servers.
Stallman was on the Lisp end of things, of course. But both sides probably patched things up in order to make fun of the Wintel crowd together.
|Big Beef Burritos Supreme - 2009-10-25 |
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