[Beowulf] Oracle buys Sun

Frank Jansen fjansen at egenera.com
Wed Apr 22 11:14:45 PDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-04-21 at 17:52 -0700, Cunningham, Dave wrote:
> I spent way too much of my VMS time playing that text only adventure game ;-)
> "You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike..."
> -----Original Message-----
> From: beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org [mailto:beowulf-bounces at beowulf.org] On Behalf Of Chris Samuel
> Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 5:35 PM
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> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Oracle buys Sun
> ----- "Joe Landman" <landman at scalableinformatics.com> wrote:
> > This was VMS.  Not openVMS.  Vax 8650 or something like that.
> > 
> > I seem to remember the scripting language was quite fortran-esq.
> Using VMS was a bit like playing a text only adventure game..
Yes, the good old days of DCL!  It seemed fairly robust in those days
with its capability to implement functions and all.  Between DCL and
EVE, I felt pretty powerful back then :)  Although, I loathe to admit
that the first thing I did with EVE was to try and make it work like
TECO, but now I am really dating myself :)

If I can only get my copy of VTTREK up and running again!

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