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From: Douglas McIlroy <>
To: TUHS main list <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: UNIX Influence on Teletype and Vice Versa
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2023 16:02:20 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

Joe Ossanna worked diligently to see that WECo's ASCII teletype really
would come to market and would meet the needs of Unix. He famously
estimated that Bell Labs alone was a sizable market: 777 machines. He
also leaned on WECo to make the return key issue a single newline. And
he specified what non-ascii characters would fill out the 128
positions on the Bell Labs type boxes. This requires encoding 7-bit
ASCII in 8 bits. I don't know whether WECo had been planning to do so


             reply	other threads:[~2023-09-18 20:02 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-09-18 20:02 Douglas McIlroy [this message]
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2023-09-22  1:08 Douglas McIlroy
2023-09-22  1:14 ` Larry McVoy
2023-09-22  4:57   ` Dave Horsfall
2023-09-18 18:07 [TUHS] " segaloco via TUHS
2023-09-18 18:21 ` [TUHS] " Ronald Natalie
2023-09-18 18:27   ` Paul Winalski

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