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growing up during the infancy of C and UNIX fascinates me!

Another little tidbit for your wayback machine. In the late 70s I was heading up an NSF R&D project at UCB developing self-instructional materials and computer-simulated labs to teach college level scientific problem solving (very successful, btw.) The project overlapped with the introduction of Unix to Berkeley, so I transitioned parts of our work from the machine at Lawrence Hall of Science, where the project was housed, to the Unix machine down on the campus. This brought me in contact with some of what would be the founders of Sun. One of my projects was to create a package for nroff/troff, the document formatting tool, since the existing packages were all aggressively Bell Labs specific at that point. I don't know what happened to the package eventually, but I knew that most of the scientific units at Berkeley were still using my package at least a decade later, so it wouldn't surprise me if it made it into the BSD distribution.
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