[lug] a question of history

Ruskell Todd G Todd.Ruskell at Colorado.EDU
Wed Aug 30 20:22:22 MDT 2000

As long as people are talking about historical notes, signature lines,
and nerds, the quote on Michael's sig below is not entirely
unattributable. It is a slightly altered version of ancient Chinese Taoist
philosopher Chuang Tzu  (369?-286? B.C.).  In my translation, the quote
reads, "But he didn't know if he was Chuang Chou who had dreamt he was a
butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was Chuang Chou."


On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, Michael J. Hammel wrote:

> Historical question - those with real work to do should continue doing so.  :-)
> Watching Cringley's Nerds show I noticed an Xerox Alto running a windowing
> system - the one they showed to Steve Jobs.  Looking at that early system I
> noticed it's rudimentary resemblence to X running Xaw-based applications.
> Does anyone know if X11 (or maybe X10?) was used as the windowing system on
> the Alto?  If not, what system were they using?
> -- 
> Michael J. Hammel                               The Graphics Muse 
> mjhammel at graphics-muse.org                      http://www.graphics-muse.com
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> I might be a butterfly, dreaming I'm a man writing down my thoughts. - unknown
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