[pubnet.nixpub] Unix World 'resource' listing

evan@telly.on.ca (Evan Leibovitch) (07/24/89)

The August 1989 issue of Unix World boasts a 'Unix resources directory'.

So it claims.

Being part of an organization which should have been listed but wasn't
(/usr/group/cdn, a Canadian Unix user group), and another organization
which was listed, incorrectly (did you folks know that the Nixpub listing
is actually a list of "Pubnet Bulletin Boards"?), I wonder who else thinks
this compilation may accomplish more harm than good?

Having a list of "Unix books" which leaves out the most basic and
fundamental Unix books of all - the nine-volume AT&T manual set
published by Prentice-Hall - makes me wonder about its completeness.
Not to mention that it lumped all the Nutshell books in a single
listing. (Can you imagine a single entry for the "Addison-Wesley Unix

And I must wonder about the accuracy of the rest of other descriptions in
a piece that sums up the Free Software Foundation as a place that "provides
cloned Unix software for the price of copying the software."

While we're at it, "How to be a Cool Unix Dude" was a very unfunny
piece of crap, and also incorrect. The geek stereotype is alive and well,
and being encouraged by this drivel.


  Evan Leibovitch, SA, Telly Online, located in beautiful Brampton, Ontario
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