USR quad modems... (ontopic - really!)

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Mon Aug 21 17:57:06 CDT 2006

On Monday 21 August 2006 05:50 pm, Tony Duell wrote:
> More usefully, I got to play with some fun toys like transputer chips,
> ECL logic, etc. And to use VAXen (I'll have to say, though, that I still
> prefer unix to VMS...)

Why is that?  I've no real experience with "unix" per se,  though I do run 
linux here on multiple boxes,  and I don't know a darn thing about VMS (yet). 
Though it did come up in some offlist correspondence recently.

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