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From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Wed Jan 12 18:59:14 2005

On Wed, 12 Jan 2005, Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

> This got me thinking. I can make a really good argument (at some point,
> not now, no time) that e-mail could never have gotten as big (universal,
> nearly ubiquitous, one common standard) as it did without the modern
> (1990+) Internet,

Abolutely agree.

> which could not have gotten where it is today with
> Linux.

Absolutely disagree :-) I have no holy axes to grind, but linux
came along too late to affect much of the pre CO/RE (1994 or so,
commercial/research) split foundational work (where the little
unixes thrived) and too small in numbers to have set conventional
standards since then.
Received on Wed Jan 12 2005 - 18:59:14 GMT

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