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Robert Fano film
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 10:55:46 -0400



Begin forwarded message:

From: "Bob Frankston" <Bob19-0501 () bobf frankston com>
Date: September 1, 2009 10:46:58 AM EDT
To: <dave () farber net>
Cc: "Tom Van Vleck" <thvv () multicians org>
Subject: FW: [multicians] Fwd: Robert Fano film

This might be of interest to IP readers.

Bob Fano was a founder of Project MAC at MIT with Multics being a primary
project. Unix was created by Multics participants at Bell Labs.

-----Original Message-----
From: multicians () yahoogroups com [mailto:multicians () yahoogroups com] On
Behalf Of Tom Van Vleck
Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 10:11
To: multicians () yahoogroups com
Subject: [multicians] Fwd: Robert Fano film

I received mail from Morna Findlay at Edinburgh
pointing me to a YouTube film of Prof. Fano explaining
time-sharing and scientific computing.

I have asked for permission to link to it on multicians.org.

(I recognize the office furnishings.. he is in his office
in 545 Technology Square, so he was probably Director
of Project MAC at the time.

The system Prof. Fano is using is CTSS, an early version
that typed WAIT, after each command. That, the limit of 24
on number of users, and the use of a M35 Teletype terminal
suggest to me that the film was produced in 1963, around the
time of the Project MAC Summer Study.)



Would you be interested in this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjnmcKVnLi0

In which ( we think) Prof Fano explains "scientific cpmputing"



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