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[ih] internet-history Digest, Vol 62, Issue 19
On 8/28/2012 3:48 PM, Elizabeth Feinler wrote:
> There are several people looking for things that may be at the
> Computer History Museum (CHM) in Mountain View, CA. I have indicated
> below what these are:
> Jake ==== On May 13, 2012, at 3:11 AM,
> internet-history-request at postel.org wrote:
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>> 1. Re: The UCLA 360/91 on the ARPAnet/Internet (Dave Crocker) 2.
>> Re: Historical fiction (Vint Cerf) 3. Re: The UCLA 360/91 on the
>> ARPAnet/Internet (John Day) 4. Re: The UCLA 360/91 on the
>> ARPAnet/Internet (Sytel) 5. Re: Historical fiction (Noel Chiappa)
>> 6. Re: Historical fiction (John Day) 7. Re: The UCLA 360/91 on the
>> ARPAnet/Internet (dave.walden.family at gmail.com) 8. Re: Historical
>> fiction (dave.walden.family at gmail.com) 9. Re: The UCLA 360/91 on
>> the ARPAnet/Internet (Vint Cerf)
>> Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 17:58:48 -0700 From: Dave Crocker
>> <dhc2 at dcrocker.net> Subject: Re: [ih] The UCLA 360/91 on the
>> ARPAnet/Internet To: Vint Cerf <vint at google.com> Cc:
>> internet-history at postel.org Message-ID:
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>> On 5/12/2012 2:42 PM, Vint Cerf wrote:
>>> Steve Crocker led the group that developed the Sigma-7 Experiment
>>> Timesharing system. We called it SEX and the most popular
>>> document among the geeks was the SEX Users Manual....
> I think it was called "The Joy of Sex" and then there was "More Joy"
> a parody on a very popular book at the time. Both are at CHM
I recalled the name SEX User's Manual, not the two-volume bawdy name. Hmmm.
>> Cycling back to the topic of Arpa's wanting to share resources,
>> when we tried to get funding for 32K more memory for the system,
>> Arpa instead said we should get a PDP-11 and use one of the
>> terminal concentrator systems (ANTS from Illinois or ELF from Santa
>> Barbara) and do remote computing.
> I believe that ELF was done by Dave Retz while he was at SRI.
I believe Dave was at UCSB.
> Most DEC PDP-11s used it until it was superseded by UNIX.
There was also the ANTS-I system at Illinois. People varied on which
they used as terminal concentrators for net access.
Neither of the next-generation versions of ELF or ANTS were successful,
however. And, yes, Unix became the choice.