[rescue] Interesting bit on Multics

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Sun Oct 19 15:14:39 CDT 2003

On Sun, 19 Oct 2003, Geoffrey S. Mendelson wrote:

> > Oddly, it seems that Unix and Multics are on inverse paths (Multics
> > was expensive, now it is worthless and interesting - when Unix came
> > out, it was worthless and interesting, now it is expensive (at least
> > that is what SCO thinks)...
> I disagree. If UNIX was left the way it was in the begining, it would be
> worthless too. Everyone here with a PDP/7 please raise your hand :-)
> What made UNIX worth something is that it grew, and grew, and grew.

I wonder what MULTICS would look like if it had been allowed to continue
to evolve.  I mean, look at z/OS.

Peace...  Sridhar

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