'Home' computer: Definition

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Sun Jun 29 21:58:02 1997

> Is VAXen the plural of VAX ? Why?

hobson's choice, it just is. For some reason VAXes never caught in some
circles especally when you dealing with SMP and clusters of vaxen.

There are many stories why, most I've forgotten though as a millrat I should
be up on it.

Actually there are some good stories about node names on the DIGIAL network.
My favorites were MILRAT, and the other two cluster members MILROT and
MILDEW. They were apt names for vaxen located where straight down through
the floor meant you were in the pond.

Received on Sun Jun 29 1997 - 21:58:02 BST

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