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[ih] We can hang up now, it's all done.

Dave CROCKER wrote:
> Marty Lyons wrote:
>> On Nov 22, 2009, at 4:32 PM, John Day wrote:
>>> The earliest AIM, messaging I am aware of was Jim Calvin's Tenex hack 
>>> that we used on the ARPANet in 1972.
> ...
>>      As
>> best as I was able to determine, the first instance of a terminal to 
>> terminal interaction appears to be ".SAVED/WRITE" which was part of 
>> CTSS in 1965, and authored by Tom Van Vleck, Noel Morris, and Robert 
>> R. Fenichel.
> That timeframe matches the various stories I've heard over the years.
> By 1969 it was a pretty common feature in anything that supported two or 
> more simultaneous users.  I remember using a talk-like feature on a 
> small proprietary t/s system my brother was working on then.  (I don't 
> remember whether this was the effort that Vint also worked on.)

I'm sure my remebery is of a period in the late 70's or 80's, but the 
UNIVAC EXEC 8 OS had terminal-to-console, console-to-console, and 
console-to-terminal (and I think terminal-to-terminal).

And then in the latter years, there was Sperrylink.

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