getting off my windows dependency

Chuck Hallenbeck chuckh at
Mon Apr 4 18:56:54 EDT 2005


On Mon, 4 Apr 2005, nick G wrote:

> Just wondering where'd "Lynx the cat" come from?  How'd someone come up with
> that, of all things?
Lynx was written by a bunch of guys at the University of Kansas as an
alternative to Archie and Gopher which were popular at the time. There
was a DOS version written before too long, called "Bobcat", which the
dictionary defines as a "small North American lynx". Folks on this list
began calling it "Lynx the Cat" as opposed to "Links the Chain" because
Lynx and Links sound alike when a speech synthesizer gets its hands on
them! I believe Anne Parsons offered that distinction.


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