Subject: Re: NetBSD Logo - Daemon/Devil?
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 01/24/2004 21:24:12
On Sat, 24 Jan 2004, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> The little devil character has been traditionally associated with BSD.
> I believe it was John Lasseter who first drew it for the cover of the
> printed BSD manuals, quite some time ago (I still have mine in a box in
> the attic ... somewhere).  "The Unix daemon."  (daemon being both a
> protective angel and those funny programs that detach from their
> controlling terminals to perform system functions.)

I heared that it appeared quite early on some usenix-related things, see

I'd love to have a scan of these BSD manuels' front page, for my
collection (

 - Hubert

Hubert Feyrer <>