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* [TUHS] P J Plauger in popular culture
@ 2019-03-12 22:15 Tony Finch
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From: Tony Finch @ 2019-03-12 22:15 UTC (permalink / raw)
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An amusing Unix-related snippet from a science fiction site:

https://www.tor.com/2019/03/12/more-please-authors-we-wish-would-publish-more-often/

> Back when the world was young and a ten megabyte hard drive required a team of six sturdy workers to move, P. J. Plauger quite reliably delivered to the world a story or so per year—memorable tales like “Wet Blanket” and “Child of All Ages,” stories that won him a Campbell for Best New Writer and a Hugo nomination for Best Short Story. Tragedy struck when he was enticed away from science fiction by the seedy world of Unix, which offered its arcane practitioners unnecessary luxuries like indoor living, food, and even health care.

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Tony.
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