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From: Rob Pike <robpike@gmail.com>
To: George Michaelson <ggm@algebras.org>
Cc: TUHS main list <tuhs@minnie.tuhs.org>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Coastal cultures, collaboration, creativity and Sun vs DEC.
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 07:44:27 +1100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAKzdPgxYPt+HHrpiCF7fKKq73ZGMz_HjdQtoSbz5dPtG9kKPjg@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAKr6gn0LB93LzYES3VkZy39EAniTm5qw1KJDinH8EXcWr5_NJw@mail.gmail.com>

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Similar. Everyone at Bell Labs was so *proper*.  (Except Ken, of course.
Ken is *sui generis*, and a Californian).

I'm sure it wasn't really me, but it felt like I was the first person to
utter a curse word in the Unix room.

-rob





On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 7:26 AM George Michaelson <ggm@algebras.org> wrote:

> Bit of this in ietf too. Inner cohort of vint and similar background wear
> three piece suits.
>
> Three: vest not optional.
>
> A west coast mob wear tie-dye tees.
>
> On Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 6:18 am Rob Pike, <robpike@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> I see a stylistic connection between the style of writing of the manuals
>> and the New York journalism, especially that of the New Yorker. When I
>> arrived at Bell Labs, I was a little taken aback by the change of culture
>> in writing, dressing, and entertainment compared to my years as a grad
>> student in California. I mean, I fit in - I subscribed to the New Yorker -
>> but I felt like a bum in a room full of high society folk.
>>
>> That feeling never really left.
>>
>> -rob
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 12, 2022 at 6:35 AM John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jan 11, 2022 at 1:37 PM Dan Cross <crossd@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> It seems like Unix is largely a child of the coasts.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> We can add the eastern coast of Australia, where the original Wollongong
>>> group made the first V6 port to the Interdata 7/32 (not to be confused with
>>> the Labs port to the 8/32). The Western U.S. company of the same name was
>>> formed to sell it, but I don't know if any of the Ozites moved to Palo Alto.
>>>
>>

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  reply	other threads:[~2022-01-11 20:44 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
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 [this message]
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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