Fun_People Archive
11 Jun
Re: Click *here* to lower the fuel rods.

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 96 12:48:49 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Re: Click *here* to lower the fuel rods.

From: Stuart Feldman/Watson/IBM Research <>

That brings back memories of days of yore, when Unix Fourth (maybe Fifth)
Edition [sic] ruled the Earth, or about a dozen sites.  A phone call came
in to the Unix research lab at Murray Hill, with a query that implied that
Unix was being used to assist Cobalt-60 irradiation at a major hospital.
After an hour of macabre humor ("bus error - patient dumped", etc.) it was
ascertained that they were only using a Unix system to calculate doses, not
to run the time-sensitive, life-critical medical devices.Whew.

Of course, the world has evolved, and now people do use Unix to run
time-sensitive, life-critical devices...

[eh?  -psl]

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