[Beowulf] A press release
Robert G. Brown
rgb at phy.duke.edu
Thu Jul 10 04:54:55 PDT 2008
On Thu, 10 Jul 2008, Tony Travis wrote:
> Chris Samuel wrote:
>> I remember when I could bring the complete kernel sources
>> home on a single 3.5" floppy disk. Compressed, mind you,
>> not this new fangled gzip! Then came 0.9.15, 1.8MB compressed..
> Hello, Chris.
> 3.5" floppy - you were lucky!
> I 'ad t' run th'entire Minix on half a broken low-density 5.25" floppy, and
> father would beat me wi a stick for wastin' precious disk space...
> ...and he'd complain that there's nowt wrong wi' th'old 8" floppies!
> Eee, by gum them were probably th'happiest days of mi life...
> [I'm from Lancashire, not Yorkshire, BTW]
OK, in a minute you'll have me reminiscing about booting from paper tape
and havin' to drill me own 'oles wit' me teeth...
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