Subject: Re: GET THIS BOOK :)
To: Ken Hornstein <kenh@wrl.EPI.COM>
From: Robert Shady <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/31/1994 09:10:38
>>Just for those amongst you who have the tollerance to satire and the
>>time, get this book:
>>	The UNIX Haters Handbook
>>	Simson Garfinkel, Daniel Weise & Steven Strassmann
>>	Publisher: IDG Books
>>	ISBN: 1-56884-203-1
> You know, I just read that book a few days ago, and I have to say that I was
> not very impressed with it.  Most of the arguments seem rather contrived; it
> almost seemed that they took every feature of Unix and came up with reasons
> that they hated it.  There's a lot of gross oversimplification ("The only
> reason Unix was written was because Ken Thompson wanted to play 
> Space Travel"), some re-writing of history ("Remember when e-mail used 
> to work, before Unix?"), and some things that are just plain dumb 
> ("Screen handling functions should be in the kernel, where they belong... 
> just like VMS").  They make a few valid points, but they don't seem to 
> offer any better alternatives.  I get the feeling that these people 
> wouldn't be happy with _any_ computer system.

We could always start:

    "The UNIX Haters Haters Handbook"

And jot down everything GOOD about UNIX.. ;)