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SubjectRE: Availability of kdb
Gene Amdahl I think...


On Mon, 18 Sep 2000, Marty Fouts wrote:

> I think that more people quote Brooks than have read him and that more
> people know him from the Mythical Man Month than from the POO.
>
> He wasn't, by the way, the principle architect of OS/360; he was the manager
> of the 360 development organization. I will email a monster cookie to the
> first person who correctly identifies the original architect of OS/360.
>
> And yes, if Linus manages to learn some new lesson from Linux and writes a
> book about it of the endurance of MMM, I'll be shown wrong in my assertion
> about his being remembered.
>
> By the way, my favorite part of the anniversary edition of MMM is Brooks'
> apology to Gries about being wrong about information hiding.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Malcolm Beattie [mailto:mbeattie@sable.ox.ac.uk]
> Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 3:22 AM
> To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> Subject: Re: Availability of kdb
>
> Marty Fouts writes:
> > Here's another piece of free advice, worth less than you paid for it: in
> 25
> > years, only the computer history trivia geeks are going to remember you,
> > just as only a very small handful of us now remember who wrote OS/360.
>
> You mean like Fred Brooks who managed the development of OS/360, had
> some innovative ideas about how large software projects should be run,
> whose ideas clashed with contemporary ones, who became a celebrity?
> You don't spot any parallels there? He whose book "Mythical Man Month"
> with "No Silver Bullet" and "The Second System Effect" are quoted
> around the industry decades later? And you think that's only a small
> handful of people?
>
> --Malcolm
>
> --
> Malcolm Beattie <mbeattie@sable.ox.ac.uk>
> Unix Systems Programmer
> Oxford University Computing Services
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