[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

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: p2@porter.asl.dialnet.symbolics.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)