[AUUG-Talk]: 30th anniversary
dave at horsfall.org
Tue Jan 24 22:07:29 EST 2006
On Mon, 23 Jan 2006, Greg Rose wrote:
> > > According to the timeline, that was December 1975. No mention of
> > > AUUG's founding date though (at least, not that I can see in the
> > > first half dozen pages or so).
> There is one thing I can date with high accuracy; around December
> 197*4*, Chris and I found a printout on the Elec Eng batch station
> printer and couldn't figure out what the programming language was, that
> had /* PL-1 comments */ and overstruck (- where we'd expect to see
> "begin". It was, of course, C. So the first Version 5 tape arrived about
> then. The $200 tape that Dave mentions was, I think, the Version 6
> "official" tape.
Ah, yes; that was when I began playing Hunt-the-Wumpus... I think the
Dept. of Power Engineering actually paid for Edition 6?
So we definitely missed the Unix boat :-(
> > We missed the boat on UNIX, so it looks like ORGAN will have to be
> > next (assuming anyone here remembers that). Greg? Ian? Chris? Who
> > the hell is here, anyway?
> I'm here, but I honestly have no idea what ORGAN means (unless you're
> referring to the pun of AUUGN being the official organ ...)
Yep; one of Ianj's worse puns... Remember that poster on his office wall?
"Tits'n'bums - a study of Church architecture" with appropriate
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