[LEAPSECS] RIP dmr, -893400000 to 1318100000
seaman at noao.edu
Fri Oct 14 12:14:10 EDT 2011
An interesting exchange and I should say that I don't question PHK's own memory regarding his conversation with a computing icon :-)
Regarding the latter, perhaps the most telling detail is that nobody here thought it unusual that I have copies of both the 1st and 2nd edition of K&R on my shelf.
On Oct 13, 2011, at 4:06 PM, Steve Allen wrote:
> On Thu 2011-10-13T22:55:20 +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp hath writ:
>> I asked specifically because I suspected it was a slip of memory
>> and he insisted it was UTC.
>> I just checked and the 6th ed manual pages from '73 say GMT:
> Ritchie is not alone in that regard. A lot of the recent writeups on
> the subject of UTC make assertions about past events which are not
> consistent with contemporary records. A big problem for the subject
> is that the agents responsible for UTC are very poor communicators.
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