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Re: [Nmh-workers] refile(1)'s ARPA Map Project Reference.

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] refile(1)'s ARPA Map Project Reference.
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:21:33 -0800

Ralph Corderoy <address@hidden> writes:
>$ zgrep ARPA /usr/share/man/man1/refile.1.gz
>Jones about the ARPA Map Project, the command
>Interest piqued, I had a Google but didn't find a specific thing called
>that.  I thought it may have been discussed here before but apparently
>not.  Anyone recall what it was?  I'm guessing an attempt to map the
>network's nodes?
>has some old maps, perhaps it produced one of those?

Nope. Nothing like that. It was a Rand Project sponsored by, what was then
ARPA. It explored the idea of map displays that a user could interact with,
Some of the happiest hours of my life were working on that project, hacking
away, in C, in in a tiny room with a small PDP 1145, and an Evans and
Sutherland display. To this day, the interactions we had, were better than
anything that Google has.

    Norman Shapiro

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