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From: Adam Thornton <athornton@gmail.com>
To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <tuhs@tuhs.org>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] a book (was Re: PWB vs Unix/TS)
Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 20:24:46 -0700
Message-ID: <CAP2nic3uAzMvhPu=So-LHaQ50CN59jqXUqgn-RVw79+6XznU_w@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <201909150218.x8F2Iba3018530@darkstar.fourwinds.com>

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JonSteinhart said:

> just write whatever you want and wait for Clem to correct you and fill in
the details

Thanks for giving away my deepest secret for being a contributor to Open
Source projects.  The trick is, you write _something_ that does what you
need, no matter how horrid, and put it out there, and wait for the screams
to roll in and then someone who knows what they're doing to implement it
correctly.

Works almost every time.

Adam

On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 7:19 PM Jon Steinhart <jon@fourwinds.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 7:31 PM <reed@reedmedia.net> wrote:
>
> > There needs to be a book with stuff like this. There is no Unix history
> > book that I have ever seen with the depth of information in threads like
> > this and others on TUHS.  It would be a huge project and hard to tell if
> > there would me more than just recognition and intrinsic rewards for the
> > effort -- but maybe that is enough.
>
> So having just finished a book project and therefore having a bit of a clue
> as to what it would take, I'd be willing to take a stab at coordinating a
> project like this.  But it's not clear to me what the audience should be.
> Many of the folks on this list are obsessive with details that matter to,
> well, only people on this list.  To make a good book I think that it would
> have to trace the major paths, innovations, and people.  In any case, this
> would be easy - just write whatever you want and wait for Clem to correct
> you and fill in the details :-)
>
> Jon
>

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<div dir="ltr"><div>JonSteinhart said:</div><div><br></div><div>&gt; just write whatever you want and wait for Clem to correct you and fill in the details <br></div><div><br></div><div>Thanks for giving away my deepest secret for being a contributor to Open Source projects.  The trick is, you write _something_ that does what you need, no matter how horrid, and put it out there, and wait for the screams to roll in and then someone who knows what they&#39;re doing to implement it correctly.</div><div><br></div><div>Works almost every time.<br></div><div><br></div><div>Adam<br></div></div><br><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr" class="gmail_attr">On Sat, Sep 14, 2019 at 7:19 PM Jon Steinhart &lt;<a href="mailto:jon@fourwinds.com">jon@fourwinds.com</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">On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 7:31 PM &lt;<a href="mailto:reed@reedmedia.net" target="_blank">reed@reedmedia.net</a>&gt; wrote:<br>
<br>
&gt; There needs to be a book with stuff like this. There is no Unix history<br>
&gt; book that I have ever seen with the depth of information in threads like<br>
&gt; this and others on TUHS.  It would be a huge project and hard to tell if<br>
&gt; there would me more than just recognition and intrinsic rewards for the<br>
&gt; effort -- but maybe that is enough.<br>
<br>
So having just finished a book project and therefore having a bit of a clue<br>
as to what it would take, I&#39;d be willing to take a stab at coordinating a<br>
project like this.  But it&#39;s not clear to me what the audience should be.<br>
Many of the folks on this list are obsessive with details that matter to,<br>
well, only people on this list.  To make a good book I think that it would<br>
have to trace the major paths, innovations, and people.  In any case, this<br>
would be easy - just write whatever you want and wait for Clem to correct<br>
you and fill in the details :-)<br>
<br>
Jon<br>
</blockquote></div>

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Thread overview: 82+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-09-09  6:25 [TUHS] PWB vs Unix/TS Warner Losh
2019-09-09  6:36 ` arnold
2019-09-10 15:16 ` Clem Cole
2019-09-11  0:28   ` Steve Johnson
2019-09-11  3:53   ` Warner Losh
2019-09-11 15:36     ` Clem Cole
2019-09-11 16:55       ` [TUHS] IBM Unix source licenses [was " Charles H Sauer
2019-09-12 19:31         ` Kevin Bowling
2019-09-12 20:59           ` Clem Cole
2019-09-12 21:09             ` [TUHS] IBM Unix source licenses - Series/1 NUXI Ronald Natalie
2019-09-12 21:31             ` [TUHS] IBM Unix source licenses [was Re: PWB vs Unix/TS Warner Losh
2019-09-12 22:30             ` jcs
2019-09-12 23:12               ` reed
2019-09-12 23:22                 ` jcs
2019-09-12 23:29               ` [TUHS] IBM Unix source licenses Warren Toomey
2019-09-13  7:06                 ` arnold
2019-09-13  8:30                 ` SPC
2019-09-14 18:29                   ` Warner Losh
2019-09-12 21:29           ` [TUHS] IBM Unix source licenses [was Re: PWB vs Unix/TS Charles H Sauer
2019-09-11 17:49       ` [TUHS] " Richard Salz
2019-09-11 17:52         ` ron
2019-09-11 21:44           ` Clem Cole
2019-09-11 18:11       ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-11 18:18         ` Richard Salz
2019-09-11 18:54           ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-11 21:05             ` Steve Johnson
2019-09-11 21:34             ` Steve Johnson
2019-09-11 21:57             ` Clem Cole
2019-09-11 22:50               ` Arthur Krewat
2019-09-11 21:59           ` Clem Cole
2019-09-11 21:50         ` Clem Cole
2019-09-11 22:49         ` Dave Horsfall
2019-09-12  3:43           ` [TUHS] SCCS Larry McVoy
2019-09-12  4:20             ` George Michaelson
2019-09-12  4:31               ` [TUHS] [SPAM] SCCS Larry McVoy
2019-09-12 13:44                 ` Tony Finch
2019-09-13  4:11                   ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-13  5:54                     ` Dave Horsfall
2019-09-13  8:00                       ` Peter Jeremy
2019-09-13 15:23                         ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-13 21:36                         ` Dave Horsfall
2019-09-12  4:28             ` [TUHS] SCCS Jon Forrest
2019-09-12  4:33               ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-12  6:12                 ` William Corcoran
2019-09-12 14:35                   ` Clem Cole
2019-09-13  5:22                 ` Dave Horsfall
2019-09-13  5:50                   ` Bakul Shah
2019-09-12 16:45               ` Eric Allman
2019-09-12 17:29                 ` Clem Cole
2019-09-12 17:47                   ` Warner Losh
2019-09-13  8:12                   ` emanuel stiebler
2019-09-13 21:11                     ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-09-13 21:17                       ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-13 21:48                         ` Bakul Shah
2019-09-13 23:12                           ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-09-13 23:03                         ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-09-14  1:55                           ` [TUHS] [SPAM] SCCS Larry McVoy
2019-09-16 17:23                             ` [TUHS] SCCS Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-09-16 20:31                               ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-17 17:57                                 ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-09-18  8:48                               ` Eric Allman
2019-09-18 17:33                                 ` Steffen Nurpmeso
2019-09-12 20:07             ` Nemo
2019-09-11 16:05   ` [TUHS] PWB vs Unix/TS Paul Winalski
2019-09-11 17:14     ` ron
2019-09-14  0:44   ` [TUHS] a book (was Re: PWB vs Unix/TS) reed
2019-09-14  2:53     ` Warner Losh
2019-09-15  2:18       ` Jon Steinhart
2019-09-15  2:39         ` Clem Cole
2019-09-15  3:24         ` Adam Thornton [this message]
2019-09-14 22:46     ` Clem cole
2019-09-15  0:58       ` Adam Thornton
2019-09-15  3:30         ` Eric Allman
2019-09-15  4:21           ` Larry McVoy
2019-09-15  5:17             ` Jon Steinhart
2019-09-15 20:14               ` Clem Cole
2019-09-15 20:21                 ` Jon Steinhart
2019-09-15 20:12           ` Clem Cole
2019-09-15 21:28             ` Dave Horsfall
2019-09-15 23:27               ` Clem cole
2019-09-15 23:45                 ` Richard Salz
2019-09-15  7:43     ` Andy Kosela

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