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This stuff is really rare. And the reason why is explicated in a quote in the batch systems section:

First, these systems were "obvious" and could be understood in minutes from reading a manual. Second, there were very few different kinds of computers, and the community of system programmers was similarly small. At least in the United States, almost everyone who wanted to know about these systems could and did communicate directly with their authors.

One gets the sense that few anticipated there would one day be a computer in every home ;)




The paper dates from the time right as the PC was becoming affordable, too. A version for the following 20 years would be interesting. Ie the last 18 years and what’s likely to come in the next 2. If the economy tanks, then the OS landscape will probably stagnate. And we’ll probably see the first exascale supercomputers.




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