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From: Rich Morin <>
To: TUHS main list <>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] What would "a unix restaurant" look like?
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 17:33:19 -0800
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> On Feb 16, 2021, at 13:59, Tyler Adams <> wrote:
> I've been writing about Unix design principles recently and tried explaining
> "The Rule of Silence" by imagining Unix as a restaurant.  Do you agree with
> how I presented it?  Would you do it differently? 

Apple's A/UX team used to joke about Mac versus Unix restaurant ordering, eg:

W: What would you like to order?
U: I'd like a green salad, with blue cheese dressing on the side, no croutons.

W: Would you like to order an appetizer, dessert, entree, or side dish?
M: I'd like to order a side dish.
W: Would you like to order cottage cheese, french fries, a salad, or ...
M: ...

All of us actually ordered our meals in Unix style, but all too often we
heard folks ordering in Mac style.


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2021-02-16 21:59 Tyler Adams
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