the arrogance of youth [was RE: UNIX V7]

Dave McGuire mcguire at
Thu Jun 11 20:38:50 CDT 2009

On Jun 11, 2009, at 9:25 PM, John Floren wrote:
>>> Are you saying those fiber network boxes are running TOPS-20?
>> Yes.
>>> Yes, I know XKL used to make TOPS-20 compatible boxes, but I see no
>>> sign of it on their current products.
>> No, you don't.  You, as a network device purchaser, don't need to.
>> Any idea where I used to work before I started the present gig?   
>> It should
>> be obvious from postings I've made on this mailing list.
> Forgive us all for not knowing the deep dark super secret secrets of
> the super secret TOPS-20 society. If only I had known the unpublished
> unspoken truth I could have avoided asking for clarification, such an
> ass I am.

   That'll teach you. ;)

   I am shocked and amazed.


Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL

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