[rollei_list] Re: OT Ancient Computers (was Re: Re: Rollei -Singapore)

  • From: Robert Lilley <54moggie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 10:12:55 -0500

What's interesting it is the 25th year of the Apple MacIntosh and today the Mac is essentually a Unix computer running on an Intel platform with Apple's graphical user interface. You can go to 'terminal' mode on the Mac and still run 'ls -al' for a completer directory listing just the way Thomson, Ritchie and Kernighan set up Unix at Bell Labs in the early '70's (Thomson went to work at Bell in 1969). So in a way, the Mac has 'evolved' into something older than Apple.


Rob
On Jan 12, 2009, at 8:46 AM, Aaron Reece wrote:

On Jan 11, 2009, at 8:50 PM, Eric Goldstein wrote:

This month is the 25th anniversary of Apple...

Apologies for nitpicking (what? on THIS list?) but Apple Computer was incorporated January 3, 1977, making it 32 years old.

Best regards,
Aaron
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