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Re: Okay... a attic searching I went...
Programs from the days of yore that I would like to see (if only
because I remember them):
WATCH -- watches someone else's I/O traffic (including input!) to
their console by PEEKing into the O/S buffers
FORCE -- like watch, but what you type gets shoved into their
input buffers. As a young man, I abused this tool as a priv
user and got in trouble for it :)
NOTES -- Phil Bernosky's messaging system predating Usenet AFAIK.
It would be really awesome if anyone has the animated ASCII
notes messages laying around. Remember introducing a pause
into your animation by typing gobs of NULL characters?
Playback speed was determined by the baud rate of your
FEMAIL -- Ed Jones' mail program
MOONIE -- Ralph Gonzalez's earth/moon orbit simulation program
that graphically displayed the ship and the moon in orbit
around the earth on a Tektronix 4014 terminal. Awesome! This
was the thing that got me interested in computer graphics. I
probably would have ended up with a career in the film
industry if it wasn't for this one piece of code. At the time
I was just becoming disinterested in computers and looking for
something else to take up my interest.
Reversi in TECO! -- by Gary Luckenbaugh. At least I think it was
Reversi, it might have been another number/guessing type game.
The impressive part was the implementation in TECO macros!
I can't remember the name of EJ's "network program", which to me
seemed so obtuse and irregular in its command syntax that I never
figured it out :). But Ed managed to upload and download files off
the UDel machines connected to the net at the time.