UNIX V7

Doug Jackson doug at stillhq.com
Tue Jun 9 17:49:06 CDT 2009


Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Jun 9, 2009, at 6:06 PM, Doug Jackson wrote:
>> Years ago I used to repair PC's (Back when you had to type stuff to 
>> do things, and when the 8087 was just awesome...)  My editor of 
>> choice was the MSDOS EDLIN tool.  Without fail, every client who 
>> watched me working asked why I didn't use QEDIT34 or ExtraED98 or 
>> "InsertAwesomeEditorNameHere", to which I would always reply - 'you 
>> may have "InsertAwesomeEditorNameHere", but I can never guarantee the 
>> next client will have it, so I got good at using the standard editor!
>
>   I just carried around a copy of Turbo Pascal 3.0 on a floppy.
>
>             -Dave
>
Stopped relying on floppies after I did some work for a government 
organisation here (who shall remain nameless) - who gave me a shiny new 
box of floppies to replace my box of diag floppies after they had been 
in their site.   Bummer!

Nowadays - they simply dont let the media in at all!







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