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* [TUHS] Dick Haight's one page essay on "You can't fool an honest programmer"
@ 2019-11-01 21:06 John Adams
  2019-11-02 22:13 ` John P. Linderman
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From: John Adams @ 2019-11-01 21:06 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: tuhs

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Perhaps someone can help me locate a very humorous  short
essay from Dick Haight of PWB (I believe Dick was John Mashey's
boss at the time) work in Piscataway.  I had a paper copy that Dick
gave me that has long since disappeared in many office moves over
almost 50 years.

*John "Jack" Lossin Adams*
*LinkedIn CV <http://lnkd.in/_Q_w7p>* and on *Facebook
<http://facebook.com/John.Lossin.Adams>*

*If God is your Co-Pilot, you're sitting in the wrong seat!*

Veritas per Scientiam - NJIT motto

*We live at a time when emotions and feelings **count more than **truth,
and there *

*is a vast ignorance of science. - James Lovelock*

*Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what *

*they **do not manage, and those who manage what they do not *
*understand. - Archibald Putt*


*We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in
which hardly *

*anyone knows anything about science and technology. - Carl Sagan*


*Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, *
*and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein*

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<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small;color:#0000ff"><font size="4">Perhaps someone can help me locate a very humorous  short</font></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small;color:#0000ff"><font size="4">essay from Dick Haight of PWB (I believe Dick was John Mashey&#39;s <br></font></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small;color:#0000ff"><font size="4">boss at the time) work in Piscataway.  I had a paper copy that Dick</font></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small;color:#0000ff"><font size="4">gave me that has long since disappeared in many office moves over</font></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small;color:#0000ff"><font size="4">almost 50 years.  <br></font></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small;color:#0000ff"><font size="4"></font><br clear="all"></div><div><div dir="ltr" class="gmail_signature" data-smartmail="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><font size="4"><b>John &quot;Jack&quot; Lossin Adams</b><font size="2"><br></font></font></div><div></div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><font size="4"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)"></span><b><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)"><font size="2"><a href="http://lnkd.in/_Q_w7p" target="_blank">LinkedIn CV</a></font></span></b><span style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"> <span style="color:rgb(61,133,198)"><font size="2">and on <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)"><b><a href="http://facebook.com/John.Lossin.Adams" target="_blank">Facebook</a></b></span></font></span></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)"><b><br></b></span></font></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><font size="4"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)"><b>If God is your Co-Pilot, you&#39;re sitting in the wrong seat!</b></span></font></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><h1 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:1.3em;line-height:1.125;font-family:&quot;ARS Maquette Pro&quot;,&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:rgb(242,245,247)"><font color="#0000ff">Veritas per Scientiam - NJIT motto </font></h1></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><h1 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:1.3em;line-height:1.125;font-family:&quot;ARS Maquette Pro&quot;,&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:rgb(242,245,247)"><b style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">We live at a time when emotions and feelings </span></b><b style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">count more than </span></b><b style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">truth, and there </span></b></h1></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><h1 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:1.3em;line-height:1.125;font-family:&quot;ARS Maquette Pro&quot;,&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:rgb(242,245,247)"><b style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">is a vast ignorance of science. <cite>- <span style="font-style:normal">James Lovelock</span></cite></span></b></h1></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></blockquote></blockquote><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div style="margin-left:40px"><b><font color="#000000">Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what </font></b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div style="margin-left:40px"><b><font color="#000000">they </font></b><b><font color="#000000">do not manage, and those who manage what they do not </font></b></div><div style="margin-left:40px"><b><font color="#000000">understand. -
Archibald Putt</font></b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></blockquote></div></div><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div><b><font color="#000000">We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly <br></font></b></div></div></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div><b><font color="#000000">anyone knows anything about science and technology. - Carl Sagan</font></b></div></div></blockquote></blockquote><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div style="margin-left:40px"><b><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, <br></span></b></div><div style="margin-left:40px"><div style="margin-left:40px"><b><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">and I&#39;m not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein</span></b><br></div></div><div style="margin-left:40px"><div style="margin-left:40px"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div style="margin-left:40px"><b><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><br></span></b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>

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* Re: [TUHS] Dick Haight's one page essay on "You can't fool an honest programmer"
  2019-11-01 21:06 [TUHS] Dick Haight's one page essay on "You can't fool an honest programmer" John Adams
@ 2019-11-02 22:13 ` John P. Linderman
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 2+ messages in thread
From: John P. Linderman @ 2019-11-02 22:13 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: John Adams; +Cc: The Unix Heritage Society

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I contacted Dick. No luck.

*Sorry. Don’t have it myself. Lost a lot of stuff when I left BTL in 1989.
I’d like a dump of my home directory from that time.*




On Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 5:08 PM John Adams <jack.adams@ieee.org> wrote:

> Perhaps someone can help me locate a very humorous  short
> essay from Dick Haight of PWB (I believe Dick was John Mashey's
> boss at the time) work in Piscataway.  I had a paper copy that Dick
> gave me that has long since disappeared in many office moves over
> almost 50 years.
>
> *John "Jack" Lossin Adams*
> *LinkedIn CV <http://lnkd.in/_Q_w7p>* and on *Facebook
> <http://facebook.com/John.Lossin.Adams>*
>
> *If God is your Co-Pilot, you're sitting in the wrong seat!*
>
> Veritas per Scientiam - NJIT motto
>
> *We live at a time when emotions and feelings **count more than **truth,
> and there *
>
> *is a vast ignorance of science. - James Lovelock*
>
> *Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand
> what *
>
> *they **do not manage, and those who manage what they do not *
> *understand. - Archibald Putt*
>
>
> *We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in
> which hardly *
>
> *anyone knows anything about science and technology. - Carl Sagan*
>
>
> *Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, *
> *and I'm not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein*
>
>

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<div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small">I contacted Dick. No luck.</div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small"><br></div><blockquote style="margin:0 0 0 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small"><i>Sorry. Don’t have it myself. Lost a lot of stuff when I left BTL in 1989. I’d like a dump of my home directory from that time.</i></div></blockquote><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small"><div class="gmail-yj6qo gmail-ajU" style="outline:none;padding:10px 0px;width:22px;margin:2px 0px 0px"><br class="gmail-Apple-interchange-newline"></div></div><div class="gmail_default" style="font-size:small"><br></div></div><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr" class="gmail_attr">On Fri, Nov 1, 2019 at 5:08 PM John Adams &lt;<a href="mailto:jack.adams@ieee.org">jack.adams@ieee.org</a>&gt; wrote:<br></div><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="margin:0px 0px 0px 0.8ex;border-left:1px solid rgb(204,204,204);padding-left:1ex"><div dir="ltr"><div style="font-size:small;color:rgb(0,0,255)"><font size="4">Perhaps someone can help me locate a very humorous  short</font></div><div style="font-size:small;color:rgb(0,0,255)"><font size="4">essay from Dick Haight of PWB (I believe Dick was John Mashey&#39;s <br></font></div><div style="font-size:small;color:rgb(0,0,255)"><font size="4">boss at the time) work in Piscataway.  I had a paper copy that Dick</font></div><div style="font-size:small;color:rgb(0,0,255)"><font size="4">gave me that has long since disappeared in many office moves over</font></div><div style="font-size:small;color:rgb(0,0,255)"><font size="4">almost 50 years.  <br></font></div><div style="font-size:small;color:rgb(0,0,255)"><font size="4"></font><br clear="all"></div><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><font size="4"><b>John &quot;Jack&quot; Lossin Adams</b><font size="2"><br></font></font></div><div></div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><font size="4"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)"></span><b><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)"><font size="2"><a href="http://lnkd.in/_Q_w7p" target="_blank">LinkedIn CV</a></font></span></b><span style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"> <span style="color:rgb(61,133,198)"><font size="2">and on <span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)"><b><a href="http://facebook.com/John.Lossin.Adams" target="_blank">Facebook</a></b></span></font></span></span><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)"><b><br></b></span></font></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><font size="4"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,255)"><b>If God is your Co-Pilot, you&#39;re sitting in the wrong seat!</b></span></font></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><h1 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:1.3em;line-height:1.125;font-family:&quot;ARS Maquette Pro&quot;,&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:rgb(242,245,247)"><font color="#0000ff">Veritas per Scientiam - NJIT motto </font></h1></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><h1 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:1.3em;line-height:1.125;font-family:&quot;ARS Maquette Pro&quot;,&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:rgb(242,245,247)"><b style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">We live at a time when emotions and feelings </span></b><b style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">count more than </span></b><b style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">truth, and there </span></b></h1></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><h1 style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;font-stretch:inherit;font-size:1.3em;line-height:1.125;font-family:&quot;ARS Maquette Pro&quot;,&quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;,Arial,sans-serif;vertical-align:baseline;background-color:rgb(242,245,247)"><b style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255);font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">is a vast ignorance of science. <cite>- <span style="font-style:normal">James Lovelock</span></cite></span></b></h1></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></blockquote></blockquote><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div style="margin-left:40px"><b><font color="#000000">Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what </font></b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div style="margin-left:40px"><b><font color="#000000">they </font></b><b><font color="#000000">do not manage, and those who manage what they do not </font></b></div><div style="margin-left:40px"><b><font color="#000000">understand. -
Archibald Putt</font></b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></blockquote></div></div><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div><b><font color="#000000">We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly <br></font></b></div></div></blockquote><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><blockquote style="margin:0px 0px 0px 40px;border:none;padding:0px"><div><div><b><font color="#000000">anyone knows anything about science and technology. - Carl Sagan</font></b></div></div></blockquote></blockquote><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div style="margin-left:40px"><b><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, <br></span></b></div><div style="margin-left:40px"><div style="margin-left:40px"><b><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)">and I&#39;m not sure about the former. - Albert Einstein</span></b><br></div></div><div style="margin-left:40px"><div style="margin-left:40px"><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div style="margin-left:40px"><b><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0)"><br></span></b></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>
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