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From: Dave Horsfall <>
To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <>
Subject: [TUHS] Re: UNIX Influence on Teletype and Vice Versa
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2023 14:57:32 +1000 (EST)	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Thu, 21 Sep 2023, Larry McVoy wrote:

> This is perhaps silly, but I really wanted to meet Joe Ossanna because 
> of troff.  It was not meant to be.  My dad told me you aren't dead until 
> they stop talking about you.  Good to see that Joe is still with us.

I still remember being blown away when I encountered ROFF on Edition 5; 
like, I didn't know that you could use a computer for that sort of 

(Yeah, I quickly discovered that Unix was first and foremost a typesetting 
system after I read the Bell Labs paper.)

-- Dave

  reply	other threads:[~2023-09-22  4:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-09-22  1:08 Douglas McIlroy
2023-09-22  1:14 ` Larry McVoy
2023-09-22  4:57   ` Dave Horsfall [this message]
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2023-09-18 20:02 Douglas McIlroy
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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