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  1. Nov 2015
    1. Pipes turn out to be documents.

      This just blew my mind. Reminds me of this scene in The Fault in Our Stars when Hazel is wearing a shirt with a pipe on it and tries to argue with someone that its not actually a pipe... it's only a drawing of a pipe..

  2. Feb 2014
    1. "We should have some ways of connecting programs like garden hose--screw in another segment when it becomes necessary to massage data in another way. This is the way of IO also."

      And here we are with a web of hoses (nee tubes) and we still only have simplistic linking mechanisms with no way to link directly to the content we are referring to: https://hypothes.is/a/G3usyxJQRFyvOS-bzyXaVQ

    1. 1. We should have some ways of connecting programs like garden hose--screw in another segment when it becomes when it becomes necessary to massage data in another way. This is the way of IO also.
    2. Point 1 is the interesting one. It provides the historical background for Doug's encouragement of the Unix pipe notation. The linked paper gives appropriate credit; in interviews, Doug has been explicit in saying that he very nearly exercised managerial control to get pipes installed.