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Unix from Lispm. [was Symbolics prices (not only in Europe)]
Date: Wed, 4 Sep 91 08:42 EDT
From: rwk@Crl.dec.com (Robert W. Kerns)
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1991 22:38-0000
From: email@example.com (Peter Paine)
But ... (vainly attempting to pass the buck) a certain Phil Greenspun
came over to the UK to have a hack on our 3600 in about 1983. It was his
assertion that the original intention had been to have a wee unix
processor available in the 3600 console.
"Intention" is much too strong a word. However, the idea was certainly
discussed. Mostly it was in jest at the high degree of overkill involved,
but people did discuss what one might DO with a unix in ones' console.
C'mon, Kerns -- think of the marketing possibilities:
"Unix in a Nutshell"
(on the theory that anything which 1fits0 in a nutshell1 belongs0 in one)