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From: Jon Steinhart <>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] PC Unix
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2021 16:04:38 -0700
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Larry McVoy writes:
> On Thu, Apr 08, 2021 at 12:18:04AM +0200, Thomas Paulsen wrote:
> > >From: John Gilmore <>
> > >Sun was making 68000-based systems in 1981, before the IBM PC was created.
> > 
> > Sun was founded on February 24, 1982. The Sun-1 was launched in May 1982. 
> > 
> >
> >
> John may be sort of right, I bet avb was building 68k machines at
> Stanford before SUN was founded.  Sun stood for Stanford University
> Network I believe.
> --lm

Larry is correct.  I remember visiting a friend of mind, Gary Newman,
who was working at Lucasfilm in '81.  He showed me a bunch of stuff
that they were doing on Stanford University Network boards.

Full disclosure, it was Gary and Paul Rubinfeld who ended up at DEC
and I believe was the architect for the microVax who told me about
the explorer scout post at BTL which is how I met Heinz.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-04-07 23:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-04-07  8:20 Paul Ruizendaal
2021-04-07 18:04 ` John Gilmore
2021-04-07 22:18   ` Thomas Paulsen
2021-04-07 22:40     ` Larry McVoy
2021-04-07 23:04       ` Jon Steinhart [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2021-04-07  7:52 Paul Ruizendaal via TUHS
2021-04-07 15:57 ` heinz
2021-04-08 22:31 ` Warner Losh

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