[svlug] Paleontological Musings on Tux.

Paul Cubbage pcubbage at opencountry.com
Sun Jul 20 19:05:01 PDT 2003


If you are so inclined, you might consider contributing the item to the 
computer history museum.  They have dups of well knows stuff but yours 
sounds unique.  Trade show swag, manuals, brochures, boxes, etc. are all 
things being collected.

Ian MacLure wrote:
> Was unpacking from my recent move back to SV and I
> came across an old piece of technological ephemera. 
> To whit a UNIX pocket guide issued by Link Advanced
> Products Division, an entity once housed in what is
> now the Fry's in Sunnyvale and for whose parent I once
> toiled in upstate NY. Not sure where I got the thing.
> The booklet is dated Aug 1983 and on the front cover
> is a small cartoon of a penguin in front of a computer
> console.
> Now its highly unlikely Linus ever saw a copy of the
> booklet although Finnair did have some Link built 
> flight simulators at one point in the correct 90's
> timeframe and some of them may have been hosted on
> UNIX boxes ( Motorola board sets in Schroff boxes 
> with 68010 or 68015 chips for CPUs IIRC )
> It is however kind of interesting that he wasn't the
> first person to associate our mascot with the Unix
> continuum.
> A later version of the same booklet is a much slicker
> product but is minus the cartoon and the Link APO
> attribution.
> 
> IBM
> 
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