[talk] Korn Shell Anecdote

James E Keenan jkeen at verizon.net
Fri Feb 5 06:09:25 EST 2016

On 02/04/2016 08:54 PM, Brian Reynolds wrote:
> Last night's Shell Fu meeting was a lot of fun.
> It wasn't until I was out of the bar that I remembered an amusing Korn
> shell story from years ago.  It involves a Microsoft presenter running
> into reality at a Usenix LISA NT conference in Seattle.  I originally
> thought I saw it on rec.humor.funny, but it turns out that the best
> version of it that I could find is in the freebsd-chat archives at:
> <https://docs.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=156953+0+archive/1998/freebsd-chat/19980823.freebsd-chat>
> Apparently this has been confirmed be people who were there, and a
> much shortened version even appears in the David Korn page at
> wikipedia.  So it must be true.

ISTR David Korn himself relating this story at a NYLUG meeting held at 
IBM on 57th St in 2000.


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