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Unix: Building a Development Environment from Scratch (2016) [pdf] (tuhs.org)
81 points by beefhash 12 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

"Even though Multics could not then support many users, it could support us, albeit at exorbitant cost. We didn’t want to lose the pleasant niche we occupied, because no similar ones were available. ... What we wanted to preserve was not just a good environment in which to do programming, but a system around which a fellowship could form."

That's actually a pretty good manifesto.

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