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What's Unix, anyway?


Ken Thompson  has an automobile which he helped design. Unlike most automobiles, it has neither speedometer, nor gas gage, nor any of the numerous idiot lights which plague the modern driver. Rather, if the driver makes any mistake, a giant ``?'' lights up in the center of the dashboard. ``The experienced driver,'' he says, ``will usually know what's wrong.''

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