[ih] RE: Dec 1969 meeting and Telnet
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Tue Feb 25 10:29:17 PST 2003
At 13:11 -0500 2/25/03, Steve Crocker wrote:
>Yes, that's exactly right. It was quite impressive. I didn't mean to
>slight their work by saying they passed files back and forth.
Didn't think you were. I wasn't even sure if I remembered that right! ;-)
>Now that I think about it, I recall Jeff Rulifson saying the process was
>*faster* than doing it entirely locally on the SDS 940 machine because
>it didn't burden their poor disk as much. That is, it was faster to
>send the file to Utah and get back the result than it was to read and
>write on the local disk. I forget the rest of the details, but it's
>probably worth dredging up.
;-) that is great! Do remember why they were doing it? Was it that
Utah had a Tenex and SRI was getting theirs and in the meantime were
compiling stuff in Utah? Can't dredge that up.
A year or so later, we were developing an OS for a PDP-11 and were
compiling in San Diego and downloading to the 11 in Illinois. Then
all we could do was flip switches at the console or force a dump to
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