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6 October at 21:50
Sun Microsystems founders celebrate legacy
At a recent Sun reunion, founders Scott McNealy and Bill Joy weigh in on machine learning, mobile, Facebook, and politics in tech
Richard SextonLet's not lose sight of the fact the founding of Sun (and Cisco) was based on the commission of a felony crime.
They litrally stile the Stanford University Network ("SUN"). Bill Joy, one of them, wrote vi, which one of the reasons the people that built the SUN use emacs.
George Rudolf Mezzomo Oh, so you're back to talking nonsense. Neat
Adam Michlin https://xkcd.com/285/
Richard Sexton Cool story bro.
Richard SextonI know one of the people that worked on the SUN at Stanford. He teaches there now and also invented the firewall, the Apple laserwriter, and the search engine, Scribe, the basis for HTML ans is one of the 7 founded of Adobe.
If you think I'm worng, how about we make a substantial wager? Any size you like. The biggr the better.
I'm sure I can get him to email you in case you're not prepared to look it up.
So, who is so sure they'll put their money where their mouth is?. How much are you prepared to lose?
Adam Michlin I don't think you're wrong, I don't think you're right. I'd just like to see some non-anecdotal references either way.
Chris Fisher scribe wasn't the basis for HTML. invented the search engine? what kind of smoke you on?
Ralph W Optional Chris Fisher If he's referring to Brian Reid - I believe he did invent Scribe while at CMU.
Any early Search engine (spider) was Lycos, invented by CMU PhD student "fuzzy" (Michael L. Mauldin)
HTML is a dialect of GML/SGML, which existed in the 80s alongside Scribe.
Scribe's syntax could not be more different. - "Reid presented a paper describing Scribe in the same conference session in 1981 in which Charles Goldfarb presented Generalized Markup Language (GML), the immediate predecessor of SGML."
Richard Sexton Goldfarb did it too. Keep digging. Scribe begat sgml which begat html. There's an article on this somewhere.
Lycs didn't really work. Altavista did.
Richard Sexton Oh and CSS.
Chapter 2 and 3). Combined with structured documents, style sheets offered late binding [Reid 1989] of content and presentation where the content and the presentation are combined after the authoring is complete.
Ralph W OptionalMy version:
Bill Joy was a Berkeley, wasn't he? That's where BSD 4.X was built.ůSee more
Eric BertyWhat about systemD is this realm of things?
Ralph W Optional replied
Chris HarshmanMiss Sun. From the dusty archives: http://i.stanford.edu/TR/CSL-TR-82-229.html
Richard SextonWhy don't ou answer three questions:
1) what does "SUN" stand for?
2) Where were the Sun Microsystems computers developed?
3) What was the development cost?
Richard SextonCan you patent what you didn't create?
Sun Microsystem's somewhat crooked startup
by Lester Earnest
A start-up's true tale (12/01/2001)
A start-up's true tale (12/01/2001)
Richard Sexton"Their business plan called for commercializing a workstation that an electrical engineering whiz named Andy Bechtolsheim had built for Stanford's computer network. They called their box the SUN--for Stanford University Network--workstation. The investor was intrigued; within a month, Sun Microsystems was born."
JAVAMAN THE ADVENTURES OF SCOTT MCNEALY TODAY'S EPISODE HIS FIGHT TO SAVE THE WORLD WIDE WEB FROM THE EVIL EMPIRE - October 13, 1997
Richard SextonHappens all the time:
"At Stanford they had beg, borrowed, and almost quite literally stolen the computers they needed to keep Google running."
The History of Google