From: John Floren <email@example.com> To: Dan Cross <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: TUHS main list <email@example.com> Subject: Re: [TUHS] Coastal cultures, collaboration, creativity and Sun vs DEC. Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 18:50:57 +0000 [thread overview] Message-ID: <8VN9-0_HJaGPYYv7VrDzWnd8_gjijL83DOKWP5DLDA6Ca3YvALGGMo3shrQZSXG5zshsYdO8CjUvFhyI6QxqpQu2oGSXlWKNTO3Kr9vmCC0firstname.lastname@example.org> (raw) In-Reply-To: <CAEoi9W4dwfacM63KCfBTqi3_O7e=Bb9=9O1e+GPi_41A=z8W4g@mail.gmail.com> On Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 at 10:36 AM, Dan Cross <email@example.com> wrote: > The question is, to what extent did differences in coastal cultures influence things like design aesthetics? I think it's is accurate to characterize early BTL Unix by it's minimalism, and others have echoed this (cf. Richard Gabriel in the "Worse is Better" papers). But similarly, BSD has always felt like a larger system -- didn't Lions go as far as to quip about the succinctness of 6th Edition being "fixed" by 4BSD? I've usually attributed BSD's larger size to the enthusiasm of students who delight in adding nifty little toys and tools and options. Although "the Unix Philosophy" gets invoked in hushed tones today, there was presumably fewer fingers being wagged at the Berkeley kids for daring to experiment (except when they filled up the disk). john
next prev parent reply other threads:[~2022-01-11 18:58 UTC|newest] Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested] mbox.gz Atom feed top 2022-01-11 18:36 Dan Cross 2022-01-11 18:45 ` Larry McVoy 2022-01-11 18:50 ` John Floren [this message] 2022-01-11 19:34 ` John Cowan 2022-01-11 20:17 ` Rob Pike 2022-01-11 20:25 ` George Michaelson 2022-01-11 20:44 ` Rob Pike 2022-01-11 20:57 ` Jon Steinhart 2022-01-11 22:17 ` John P. Linderman 2022-01-11 22:41 ` Andrew Hume 2022-01-12 0:15 ` Rob Pike 2022-01-11 22:14 ` Theodore Ts'o 2022-01-13 15:44 ` Dan Cross 2022-01-12 23:15 ` Greg 'groggy' Lehey 2022-01-13 1:34 ` Adam Thornton 2022-01-13 15:37 ` Dan Cross 2022-01-13 16:32 ` Bakul Shah 2022-01-13 16:48 ` Richard Salz 2022-01-13 17:20 ` Bakul Shah 2022-01-13 19:56 ` John Cowan 2022-01-12 3:38 Douglas McIlroy
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