Linked by David Adams on Mon 9th Jan 2012 16:46 UTC
Features, Office In an enlightening article about the origin of the venerable vi text editor, Bill Joy reminds us that its quirks and qualities are all about the computing reality back in the 1970s: "you've got to remember that I was trying to make it usable over a 300 baud modem. That's also the reason you have all these funny commands. It just barely worked to use a screen editor over a modem. It was just barely fast enough. A 1200 baud modem was an upgrade."
Thread beginning with comment 502646
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: This from 2003
by cmchittom on Mon 9th Jan 2012 20:20 UTC in reply to "RE: This from 2003"
cmchittom
Member since:
2011-03-18

Good for you: I'm glad you got something out of it. Still, if you were really interested in Bill Joy or the history of vi, you could have found this via $SEARCH_ENGINE

Most people, though, expect a site with "news" in the name to have news.

Reply Parent Score: -2