Windows 95 and MacOS are products, contrived by engineers in the service of specific companies. Unix, by contrast, is not so much a product as it is a painstakingly compiled oral history of the hacker subculture. It is our Gilgamesh epic.

Neal Stephenson (b. 1959) American novelist
“The Oral Tradition,” In the Beginning… was the Command Line (1999)

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