[H]omer <spam@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Ah finally light dawns.
> Wouldn't it have been easier for you to start your rant with "MULTICS is
> not the 'Father of Unix'", rather than complain about the omission of a
> word from a subject line?
> You do realise that Roy was simply quoting the author, and even admits
> that he had never even heard of MULTICS before, which is, in fact, the
> reason he gave the (author's) description rather than the name.
> If you disagree with the author so strongly, then by all means contact
> him and complain, but don't shoot the messenger.
I believe the official lore is that Unix was so named because it was a
'castrated version of Multics'. It was written from scratch, was much
smaller and less featurefull, but borrowed concepts from Multics. Perhaps
Multics is better described as a 'godparent' of Unix.