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The Restoration of Early Unix Artifacts (2009) [pdf] (usenix.org)
30 points by peter_d_sherman 37 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments

There's a mostly original vi, with just the minimal updates so it works on current OSs and supports UTF-8: http://ex-vi.sourceforge.net

> ...and were able to read a number of DECtapes which had been found “under the floor of the computer room” at Bell Labs.

It's amazing how important a role luck plays in any significant endeavor.

I think many of those buildings are gone now. Holmdel was a way cool building. Hands down beats any of the janky MDF abominations that current offices are.

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