Jens Kilian <Jens_Kilian@agilent.com> wrote:
| lin8080 <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
| > Tim Lavoie schrieb:
| > > ... "Plan 9 from Outer Space" ...
| > hallo Tim Lavoie
| > Do you mean Plan 9 as the OS? I saw this on
| > http://palm9.bell-labs.com/plan9dist/
| No, he referred to the Ed Wood movie _Plan 9 from Outer Space_, which (IIRC)
| was voted Worst Movie Of All Time at one point. Its history is explained
| in Tim Burton's movie _Ed Wood_, which is hilarious.
Indeed, it's so bad it's almost good!! It's become a cult classic.
It should be noted that "Plan 9 from Bell Labs" (the operating system)
was named as a homage to "Plan 9 from Outer Space" (the movie). There
are a number of other movie references in Plan 9 (the OS), too, such as
"8�", an earlier window system in Plan 9 (the OS) [replaced by "rio"],
which is a reference to the movie of the same same.
p.s. Small typo correction: <URL:http://plan9.bell-labs.com/plan9dist/>
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