[Novalug] house cleaning - original AT&T System V UNIX manual
jhart at kevla.org
Wed Sep 7 10:58:42 EDT 2011
Ebay, as a collectible.
> Anyone interested in a copy of the first AT&T UNIX Release 5
> manuals, User's and Sys Admin's. I.e. man pages on paper.
> Two fun notes:
> Screen oriented editors (eg. vi, emacs, and gedit) were fairly
> new back then and these manuals document "se" AT&T's horrible
> attempt to write their own rather than include the Berkerly
> developed "vi". But se was such a POS that vi was included
> in the release, but too late to make it into the first manuals.
> After printing of these manuals was ordered, Judge Green ruled
> that the Bell System logo, a bell in a circle, was property of
> the "divested" regional companies, not of AT&T. Whoops, these
> manuals were printed with several of the illegal logos. At the
> training center where I was working, the manuals were given to
> every UNIX student, so several forklift pallets of the tainted
> manuals arrived. They solved the problem by hiring HS students
> to punch out each logo in every copy.
> My copy is still tainted.
> Jon H. LaBadie novalugml at jgcomp.com
> JG Computing
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