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A history of Multics lecture that I gave in 1989

I finally moved my VCR (which we never use since we have 2 TiVos) to near my iMac to which it is connected via my preHD EyeTV device. I am currently converting a video tape of a lecture about the history of Multics that I gave to the Greater Boston Chapter of the ACM in November of 1989. In a stroke of luck, I went to my miscellaneous paper archives and found a printout of the slides which is convenient because you can't see them in the video. I guess I'll scan them; it is remotely possible that I have the source on a possibly dead computer that may be in the basement but probably not and I'm not going to look now.

I've been paying attention to parts of it and I'll watch the whole thing carefully at some point and select a few of the best parts to publish somewhere. I think there would be some people interested in it.

I'm not sure what I'll do with it when I'm done; It's already an hour and I'm on slide 23 of 32! There is a Multics history project that is not really active these days. On top of this I have another such video tape of some other lectures (shorter and to the point) that were used when we started another project.

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Of course people would be interested in it! I'm sure I am. Please do let us all know when/where you publish it!

I too would be interested!

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