Thursday, April 7, 2011

Apple Macbook Print Add 2002 - Sends other UNIX boxes to /dev/null

Great add from 2002, to complete the blast to the past here ist the matching slashdot post.
For the facebook generation: slashdot was the digg reddit of the first half of our decade ;)
Update:
since some guys asked what's /dev/null

In Unix-like operating systems, /dev/null or the null device is a special file that discards all data written to it (but reports that the write operation succeeded) and provides no data to any process that reads from it (yielding EOF immediately).
In programmer jargon, especially Unix jargon, it may also be called the bit bucket or black hole.

31 comments:

SOMS said...

even then it looked good

thenitefalls said...

Apple has gone a long way! Look at them today :D

ed said...

alot has changed since then

Colin B said...

They grow up so fast ;_____________;

Malkavian said...

what is Dev/Null?? in Vampires the Masquerade redemption there was a Vampire from clan Malkavian that called himself Dev Null but never knew why

Ray Rousell said...

I've never heard of it??

Jay said...

nostalgia...

pezasied said...

This is so old school, hard to believe its only from 2002

schultzz said...

i dont know much about macs so what is Dev/Null?

Shutterbug said...

2002 seems like so long ago!

Killy said...

wooow.

2seat said...

awesome!

CandleintheDark said...

haha i remember when this was bad ass technology

Copyboy said...

Oh I thought u said unic. haha

Baws said...

takes me back...

Dazza said...

haha back then I hated macs =P

Erika said...

Woahh.... We've come some way in only a decade.

Megan Hansen said...

Amazing how far Apple has come since then

Random Stormtrooper said...

hehe that's cool

Cameron Peter Hughes said...

Not to nit pick, but why is your username Mac and me and your blog is called Mac and I? Lol

The Angry Lurker said...

Progress is a wonderful thing.

Moob said...

makes me feel so old!!

phthalo said...

I feel a bit sad kind of being a part of the facebook generation.

mac-and-me said...

added explanation what /dev/null means

Danny Murphy said...

Wow talk about a blast from the past.

Body1 said...

HA ha Amazing...>!!!

munchies? said...

Check out the quote on the bottom left. Hilarious!

Kanika Bishnoi said...

Yes quite interesting.

Leestander said...

i just installed Ubuntu <3 hehe, hmm when r i gona get my first MAC

amBored said...

aww many things changed

baxxman said...

nice one, and still up to date