Subject: Re: SIOCSIFADDR & co
To: Ted Lemon <>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/27/2000 16:30:07
On Thu, Jan 27, 2000 at 12:45:52AM -0500, Ted Lemon wrote:
> > I've used Emacs since around 1983.  Got the tapes directly from Gosling.
> > That's what I mean, these days.  The last 20 years.  (Hmm, I must be
> > getting old.)
> D'oh!   :')
> 20 years ago is definitely _not_ "these days!"   :')   Twenty years
> ago, it was still possible to hack on Twenex at a lot of major
> universities.   Sigh.

When I had access to the VAX room (mind you, not VAX SERVER room, in those
days they had one big fax and a couple dozen terminals) of the Univ. Bonn
Physics Dept., some big 36bit DEC was still round. Use up about 10 times
wall space from what the 11/780 needed.

When it was retired, my then boss (a PhD student needing a programmer slave)
snarfed a washing machine and connected it to "his" 11/750. After reformatting,
it worked fine.


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