Hacker tea (was Re: Late Nights and Caffeine)

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_netwiz.net>
Date: Thu Aug 19 15:20:33 1999

>Brian L. Stuart wrote:
>> And bringing it full circle, Brazil is the name of the latest
>> research OS at Bell Labs from the same folks who brought you
>> UNIX. They seem to take great pride in naming systems with
>> names that make marketing cringe. The predecessor to Brazil
>> was Plan 9 after the infamous sci-fi movie Plan 9 From Outer
>> Space.
>Actually, I think the full name is "Plan 9 from Bell Labs", which is more
>faithful to the original title than "Plan 9" would be. You're right about
>making marketing cringe, though!

Interesting since the marketing behind M$ OSes is directly from Plan 9 from
outer space, "you earthlings are stupid, stupid, stupid."

Best I can do before my morning tea, and yes its been one of those days.
Received on Thu Aug 19 1999 - 15:20:33 BST

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