[SunRescue] Aviion (was)OBP coolness

James Fogg rescue at sunhelp.org
Fri Jun 1 08:48:55 CDT 2001

On Fri, 01 Jun 2001, THOU SPAKE:
> On Fri, 1 Jun 2001, James Fogg wrote:
> > > Last, what is the aviion?
> > Data General Aviion (first of the wave of new unix machines to be made by
> > somebody other than sun/hp/ibm/sgi, first non aos/vs machine for DG. Even
> > Digital got on the unix bandwagon after that.
> > This question brings a tear to me eyes. I grew up with DG (my brother (God
> > rest his soul) wrote their O/S's for them). I miss them. I guess if people
> > on a rescue list have to ask what the Aviion is, then DG must really be gone.
> Okay.  I have to ask now... and I dread asking it.  Was your brother
> Bob Fogg?  I dread because I knew him growing up, and I'm sorry to hear
> he is no longer with us.
> I grew up in Westboro, MA and did a stint in the branch of the explorer
> scouts that DG ran at their education center.  I learned a LOT from Bob,
> and really got an appreciation for the big systems with my experience
> there with AOS/VS....
> --Kurt

That would be him. I learned much too (though I can't author code to save my
soul). He loved what he did (runs in the family). Oddly, we both started our
careers in the hardware realm (audio/video mostly). Being 17 years older his
experience was solidly based in big systems. I started in micros, drifted to
big systems and now live in the network design/ops world (where I will stay,
found my calling at last). We used to have long heated debates about micro
vs. mini vs. mainframe. After DG he held several jobs working with DG-UX and
AOS/VS. His last job was with a company in Cambridge MA (Intersystems) that had
both Unix and AOS/VS clients running medical billing systems under MUMPS on
various OS's. He was still coding, but mostly maintaining Intersystems
applications for customers and tweaking MUMPS for DG-UX and AOS/VS.
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