A short, but very interesting history of the UNIX operating system from the IEEE Spectrum. There was lots here that I did not know, including where the UNIX name came from and why it began life as an open-source endeavor.
Hat tip (oddly, given the number of union typists and other clerks displaced by computers): portside.org.
Addendum: link added.
Who was my favorite student this term?
6 months ago