Quoted fromUnix World, November, 1989:
The grim reality is that every life ends with a death. Funeral homes exist to make that fact a little more tolerable.... UNIX can help here, too. The Gordon Funeral Chapel, for instance, does much of its accounting on an AT class, multiuser machine running XENIX....
... For example, Gordon says his system has to be able to classify two kinds of customer, ”at-need,” those who are actually deceased, and ”pre-need,” those who have made arrangements for funerals while still living. Moreover, the system has to be able to convert one kind of customer to the other as the need arises...
I nominate this article, from comp. unix. internals, for the ”How Quickly They Forget” award. Name deleted to protect the guilty.
Well I’m trying to restore a PDP 11/04 and am told that a version of Unix was available for it once. Now would anyone know what it was or perhaps have it on 8 inch floppies? Or is it just an emulator running on RT-11??
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``What is your name?’ ’
`’Sir Brian of Bell.’ ’
``What is your quest?’ ’
``I seek the Holy Grail.’ ’
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