Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A bit more of history...

Well, I wrote about a post in which Rob Landley explains how directory hierarchy within Unix is actually artefact of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 shortcoming of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 available technology in a specific point in time. And, what's more interesting, not technology in general but in this case creators of Unix didn't have larger disks available to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m!

Today, I stumbled on anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r post, (also here and see here about password "problem" in general) which describes, probably, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first password hack. But reading that post I learned several more things. First, how mail was actually invented before Internet, but also I have read a more detailed history of CTSS system. CTSS was very influential operating system and precursor to Multics, anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r very influential operating system. I think that knowing at least Multics, could be regarded as a basic knowledge of anyone calling himself a computer scientist or anything similar.

It was also interesting to read how people that made mail were afraid of US postal service. Basically, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y thought that this could be regarded as a competition to regular postal service and that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y could be fined. I believe that US Postal Service, as well as AT&T, were unimaginable monopolies from today's standpoint. Nevercá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365less, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same situation was similar in Europe, too. This became clear to me while reading a book about Internet history. First, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fact that AT&T didn't think ARPANet will ever work and thus were not interfering, actually helped ARPANet a lot. On cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r hand, Franch PTT actually killed CYCLADES network that had all prerequisites to become cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first true Internet.

And while I'm at mail, it is widely regarded that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first spam was sent in 1978, but according to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 post about mail, first spam message was an Vietnam anti-war message sent by a MIT engineer who abused his privileges in order to be able to send a message to everyone.

All this, very influential operating systems, electronic mail service, Internet, spam, all that happened in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 MIT during 60ties and 70ties. Somehow I wish I had a chance to take part in that, but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n again, we still have a chance to do something else. :)

For cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 end, have you ever wondered when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 term device driver was invented? Here is an explanation. Also, here are descriptions of early C compilers and a history of C programming language.

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