[Beowulf] A press release

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Thu Jul 10 04:44:42 EDT 2008


Chris Samuel wrote:
> [...]
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Yorkshiremen_sketch
> 
> I remember when I could bring the complete kernel sources
> home on a single 3.5" floppy disk.  Compressed, mind you,
> not this new fangled gzip!  Then came 0.9.15, 1.8MB compressed..

Hello, Chris.

3.5" floppy - you were lucky!

I 'ad t' run th'entire Minix on half a broken low-density 5.25" floppy, 
and father would beat me wi a stick for wastin' precious disk space...

...and he'd complain that there's nowt wrong wi' th'old 8" floppies!

Eee, by gum them were probably th'happiest days of mi life...

[I'm from Lancashire, not Yorkshire, BTW]

	Tony.
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