Digital Zeitgeist

Posted by olefowdie on Apr 6, 2013 11:30 AM EDT
Eleven is Louder; By Bradford M. White
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It seems as though everything is a trend. Everything is a buzz word. Perfection is just another abstraction away. It's sad really. The magical software powering the world was really created in 1969 and everyone acts as if the old should be done away with to make room for the new. Is there any other piece of software still running in such a major capacity? UNIX was created in 1969. BSD, Solaris, AIX, HPUX and others are still running. UNIX inspired MINIX, which inspired Linux. Linux powers phones, desktops, servers, mainframes, and super computers. It says that everything is a file. It says that everything should do one thing well. It says that all tools should expect string input and give string output. The simplicity is beautiful.

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