the grumpiness of old age [was RE: the arrogance of youth [was RE: UNIX V7]]
segin2005 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 22:20:50 CDT 2009
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John Floren wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 11, 2009 at 6:38 PM, Rich Alderson<RichA at vulcan.com>
>>> From: John Floren Sent: Thursday, June 11, 2009 6:26 PM 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 unpublished unspoken truth I could have avoided asking for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.
>> John, I apologize. I was a horse's arse in my previous response.
>> Since there was a discussion of the XKL Toad-1 in the last few
>> weeks, and I posted explicitly as a former XKL employee, I took
>> it on faith that if I stated something about the internals of a
>> piece of hardware developed by that company, I'd be given the
>> benefit of the doubt.
>> I wasn't, and it irritated me out of all proportion.
>> Again, my apologies.
>> Rich Alderson ex-Customer Advocacy, XKL LLC
> No sweat... well actually I just got back from the gym so there's a
> lot of sweat, but you get the drift. I'm so used to the Internet
> that the idea of someone apologizing blows me away :) I in turn am
> sorry for making the kinda jerkish reply--I hadn't seen the thread
> about the Toad-1, so I didn't get the connection.
> It's pretty cool to hear that TOPS-20 is still out there. Is it the
> kind of thing where you can just hit the OS through a serial port,
> or is it all tucked away carefully behind a lot of special user
> interface? I like the OS, but Plan 9 keeps me busy... too bad that
> either way I couldn't afford one of those boxes.
twenex.org has TOPS-20 shells, I think I still have my account.
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