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Beware the trainee with time on his hands and an Acorn manual on his desk

jake Silver badge

I was the guy who lobbied long and hard ...

... to keep the network-aware version of talk out of 4.2BSD, to the point of getting kicked out of a couple so-called "steering committee" meetings. I failed, alas. So I simply nuked it on every machine that I had root on (which in those days was a lot of 'em ...). Made a few folks mad, but surprisingly few ... and that went away after a couple weeks.

I have always hated the incessant, interrupting awfulness of instant messaging. To this day I refuse to use SMS and the like.

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