HP3000 model 70 in Australia
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Tue Dec 19 12:46:48 CST 2006
On 19 Dec 2006 at 12:16, Jay West wrote:
> Also, at least in 2000/Access, there was an additional mechanism besides
> GET-$xxx (system library), GET-*xxx (group library), and GET-xxx (local
> catalog)... if correct capabilities were assigned, you could also do
> GET-xxx.YZZZ (specify a . and then an account id) to access files in someone
> elses account regardless of the group you were in. This last method I had
> completely forgotten about, and references to it in the documentation seem a
> bit hidden. But it is there. Someone on the list reminded me of this a while
> back :)
...all of which reminds me about the first time I showed a very
bright 7 year old girl the Altair 8800 within a couple of years after
building it. She said "This is a COMPUTER? (eyes wide)"
She went to the terminal and typed:
HELLO MY NAME IS AMY. WHAT IS YOUR NAME?
CP/M, of course, could make nothing of this.
Computer engineers would do well to observe the expectations of small
children when designing interfaces.
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