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 I was a student, but working as a 360/TSS programmer and PDP-10/20 I was a student, but working as a 360/TSS programmer and PDP-10/20
-programmer in the CMU computer ​ctr.  I also did some hacking for the EE +programmer in the CMU computer ​center.  I also did some hacking for the EE 
-dept mostly for free for them - as EE was my major. ​ My girlfriend at+department ​mostly for free for them -- as EE was my major. ​ My girlfriend at
 the time was working for an EE prof and she got me to bring UNIX over the time was working for an EE prof and she got me to bring UNIX over
-from CS (EE had a 11/​20'​s and a prototype 11/34 <​-- ​not a 34A) and CS +from CS (EE had a 11/​20'​s and a prototype 11/34 [not a 34A]) and CS 
-of course had numerious ​11's as they were building C.mmp and writing +of course had numerous ​11's as they were building C.mmp and writing 
-Hydra. ​ [CMU/CS actually ran UNIX on the ``pre-Hydra'' ​11/​40E ​<​-- ​the E+Hydra. ​ [CMU/CS actually ran UNIX on the "pre-Hydra" ​11/40Ethe E
 was a CMU/3 River'​s writeable microcode modification - very cool).] was a CMU/3 River'​s writeable microcode modification - very cool).]
            
-Anyway, I had access to the only 11/​45'​s on Campus ​in the computer +Anyway, I had access to the only 11/​45'​s on campus ​in the computer 
-center where I worked - which was important because V5 and V6 really+center where I worked ​-- which was important because V5 and V6 really
 wanted to be booted on an 11/​45. ​ Dan Klein, who was math major, but wanted to be booted on an 11/​45. ​ Dan Klein, who was math major, but
 like me, had a similar job to mine, working for the CS Dept to pay his like me, had a similar job to mine, working for the CS Dept to pay his
 bills. ​ There was a lot of helping each other because the equipment we bills. ​ There was a lot of helping each other because the equipment we
-had was both common and complementary - so all the systems programmers +had was both common and complementary ​-- so all the systems programmers 
-tended to have ``guest accounts'' ​in both worlds. ​ Since Dan and I were +tended to have "guest accounts" ​in both worlds. ​ Since Dan and I were 
-the common threads with access to all versions of the HW were sort in+the common threads with access to all versions of the hardware ​were sort in
 the middle of moving this stuff around. the middle of moving this stuff around.
            
-Note: CMU/CS had already done the V5 to V6.  EE never had V5,+Note: CMU/CS had already done the V5 to V6 upgrade. EE never had V5,
 although any of us that had CS accounts has briefly used it there. although any of us that had CS accounts has briefly used it there.
            
-In the fall of ??1976?? I believe, ​ted kowalski ​shows up for his OYOC+In the fall of 1976 (I believe)Ted Kowalski ​shows up for his OYOC
 year in the EE dept after his summer at Bell Labs, and graduating U year in the EE dept after his summer at Bell Labs, and graduating U
 Michigan (he was once Bill Joy's housemate at Michigan in a strange Michigan (he was once Bill Joy's housemate at Michigan in a strange
 twist of fate). ​ He brought with him some stuff, including a photocopy twist of fate). ​ He brought with him some stuff, including a photocopy
-of what would become K&R and copy of typesetter ​C, and a copy of+of what would become K&R and copy of phototypesetter ​C, and a copy of
 UNIX/​TS. ​ He also brought his cool (but unfinished) program he had UNIX/​TS. ​ He also brought his cool (but unfinished) program he had
-started to write originally at U Mich - fsck. [Hacking on fsck under +started to write originally at U Mich -- fsck. [Hacking on fsck under 
-the tutorial ​guidence ​of tjk was my first real introduction into UNIX+the tutorial ​guidance ​of tjk was my first real introduction into UNIX
 file system internals] file system internals]
            
-Ted brought back to AT&​T ​to the 11/34 support and eventually 11/34A and+Ted brought back to AT&T the 11/34 support and eventually 11/34A and
 RK07 support that Dan and I would later do.  He also spoke of the RK07 support that Dan and I would later do.  He also spoke of the
-upcomming ​7th edition. ​ Ted wanted to get the 34 supported ​added back+upcoming ​7th edition. ​ Ted wanted to get the 34 support ​added back
 into the main line at AT&T, because it was clear that was going to be into the main line at AT&T, because it was clear that was going to be
 system most people bought from then on.  We keep asking when it was system most people bought from then on.  We keep asking when it was
-going to be released. ​ While CMU was not the first V7 licensee ​thanks+going to be released. ​ While CMU was not the first V7 licenseethanks
 to Ted, we were very early. to Ted, we were very early.
  
-In 1977/78 Dan and I would start to work from CMIR - CMU's Industrial+In 1977/78 Dan and I would start to work from CMIR -- CMU's Industrial
 Research arm which had a new group start up a person who originally had Research arm which had a new group start up a person who originally had
-an appointment in EE (Ron Krutz) - CMIR was the ``Mellon Institute''​+an appointment in EE (Ron Krutz) - CMIR was the "Mellon Institute"
 part of Cargnie-Mellon Univ). ​ They  worked with industry and even took part of Cargnie-Mellon Univ). ​ They  worked with industry and even took
-on profit stuff. ​ Dan and Ibrought the Kowalski/​Cole/​Klien UNIX over+on profit stuff. ​ Dan and I brought the Kowalski/​Cole/​Klein UNIX over
 from EE to be the basis and added to write a driver for the newest DEC from EE to be the basis and added to write a driver for the newest DEC
 disk (CMIR had serial #3 RK07 and a very early 34A).  Ted was a little disk (CMIR had serial #3 RK07 and a very early 34A).  Ted was a little
-nervious ​about the license, as CMIR was doing a lot of stuff in the +nervous ​about the license, as CMIR was doing a lot of stuff in the 
-for profit part and the AT&​T ​Unverisity ​Research License forbade that.+for profit part and the AT&​T ​University ​Research License forbade that.
  
 The folks at CMIR promised to fix that, but it seemed like promises The folks at CMIR promised to fix that, but it seemed like promises
-for a long time -- hense Dan and mine work slow down.  My memory+for a long time -- hence Dan and mine work slow down.  My memory
 is that actual commercial license was purchase after we got V7, is that actual commercial license was purchase after we got V7,
-but that's purely memory. ​ I'ld need to look at the system we ran.+but that's purely memory. ​ I'need to look at the system we ran.
 Certainly by the time I left for Tek, 1979 V7 was running at CMU. Certainly by the time I left for Tek, 1979 V7 was running at CMU.
  
-But the point is... the Ted brought TS to CMU as a post V6+But the point isTed brought TS to CMU as a post V6
 system. ​ Some of the CMU changes stuff made it back to V7 via system. ​ Some of the CMU changes stuff made it back to V7 via
 Ted. Ted.
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