[rescue] Interesting bit on Multics

Mike Meredith mike at blackhairy.demon.co.uk
Tue Oct 21 12:17:23 CDT 2003

On Tue, 21 Oct 2003 09:45:39 -0400 (EDT), vance at neurotica.com wrote:
> Neither of those two points killed VM, luckily.

Well, whilst IBM management tried repeatedly to kill off VM, the IBM
developers (including those for 'competing' operating systems) were
quietly saying "fuck that" and carried on using it.

I don't think my dad had anything to do with VM except that from
sometime in the 1970's onwards he was never without access to a "VMed"
mainframe ... access to his own virtual machine was kind of useful to an
MVS developer.

(I'm excluding the 6 months he was with the OS/2 PM group, learning C
and hating it)

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