[colug-432] Unix Is The Last Operating System

Rick Troth rmt at casita.net
Tue Jun 16 21:46:56 EDT 2015

On 06/16/2015 08:38 PM, jep200404 at columbus.rr.com wrote:
> Someone amongst us said something like:
>     "Unix is the last operating system.
>     Later operating systems just reinvent it,
>     often badly."

I've always heard (and recited) ...

    "Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly."

> Hopefully someone will correct me.
> I'm afraid I'm just reinventing the quote, badly.

No worries, Jim. One or two surviving neurons hinted to me that the
quote comes from one Henry Spencer of USENET fame. He was cited several
times in the web page Rick gave in the first note in this thread.
There's a wikipedia page for him. Check it out.

As for me, I've been griping lately about two or three trends,
especially in Linux. Would like to think that my whining is more due to
love of simplicity than from loathing "who moved my cheese?".

-- R; <><

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