From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Tue Jan 20 00:08:31 1998 wrote:
> > Daniel A. Seagraves wrote:
> > >
> > > SO what? I read my messages from TOPS-20.
> > > Beat that.
> > > -------
> > How? I can't hook a Digicomp-I to a modem, the plastic melts
> > when the phone rings.
> Hm...what's TOPS-20?
> Jason D. Ever curious...

Grab a copy of the Jargon file from the net (maintained by my
co-conspirator (nothing to do with computers -- it's political)
Eric S. Raymond (crap, gimme a minute,
<>. ESR started out in the
MIT TOPS community, he's younger than I am, but he went to a
fairly decent school. [Oh, the Jargon File is also available as
an actual book made out of dead trees. _The New Hacker's
Dictionary_, now I think in its third edition. Either the on-line
or print editions are probably must-reads for members of this list
as a gagload of historical information is in there, though mostly
concerning DEC minis and the culture that grew up around them at
MIT and Stanford. (Allison, I assume you know ESR).
Ward Griffiths
Dylan: How many years must some people exist,
                        before they're allowed to be free?
WDG3rd: If they "must" exist until they're "allowed",
                        they'll never be free.
Received on Tue Jan 20 1998 - 00:08:31 GMT

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