Subject: Re: how many vaxen?
To: Dave McGuire <email@example.com>
From: Russell Pavlicek <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/11/2001 05:08:37
Weird for a management rag? Yes.
But then Carl Marbach and Dave Mallery were not your
standard publishing mogels. Mallery was a techie, as
I recall. DEC Professional had one or two articles
per issue that had DCL tricks, etc. The rest was
big-picture stuff. VAX Professional and RSTS
Professional, though, were hardcore techie stuff.
Lots of code appeared in those pages. I typed in
many, many programs from those pages.
Something in there once prompted me to implement
BAGELS (the classic 3-digit Mastermind-type program)
in TECO. (What strange thoughts occupy the young!
Ah, the memories...
-- Russ Pavlicek
--- Dave McGuire <email@example.com> wrote:
> On December 10, Russell Pavlicek wrote:
> > A little ancient history...
> > DEC Professional was a management rag. But VAX
> > Professional was a technical magazine which
> > lots of good stuff. VAX Professional (and its
> > predecessor, RSTS Professional) was similar to
> > Review.
> Heh...I'm as far from management as you can get,
> and as I said, I got
> plenty of cool DCL tricks out of it; I had a
> subscription from the
> very first to the very last issue...pretty weird for
> a "management
> rag" don't you think? ;)
> Dave McGuire
> St. Petersburg, FL
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