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Essence of Communal Computing

What we wanted to preserve was not just a good programming environment in which to do programming, but a system in which a community could form, fellowship. We knew from experience that the essence of communal computing, as supplied by remote access time sharing systems, is not just to type programs into a terminal instead of a keypunch, but to encourage close communication.

Dennis Ritchie on Unix [via]

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