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Notes from the ducking stool: wget as evidence of guilt at the Manning trial


A moment of outstanding absurdity from the Manning trial: prosecutors inquiring in tones of menace whether a witness is familiar with "wget" -- a standard Unix command for fetching a file from the Web ("wget" = "Web get") that many of us use routinely.

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Orientation video for Bell Labs programmers, 1973

Here's a 1973 orientation video from Bell Labs' Holmdel Computer Center, to get new, budding Unix hackers acquainted with all the different apparatus available to them, and also to let them know which counter to visit to get a different tape loaded onto one of the IBM mainframes.

The Holmdel Computer Center, Part 1 (Thanks, Dan!)