January 15, 2002
On Hacker

From a comp.lang.lisp article by Kent Pitman on the Jargon file's "Hacker" entry:

  And, to my knowledge, it just about NEVER referred to anything related
  to UNIX.  That's historical revisionism on Raymond's part, IMO,
  because he was too afraid to name the operating systems of the time
  and instead wanted to say something anachronistic that would give a
  modern reader the sense of what was revered back then.

I like that word. revered.

Posted by jjwiseman at January 15, 2002 03:30 PM
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