A name that become a bit unfortunate

Today I learned that there once is an operating system, originating for the IBM System/360 that came to be called Pick, after one of its developer Richard Pick. Or, as American names go, Dick Pick.

I don’t think it helps that the operating system was originally called Generalized Information Retrieval Language System, or GIRLS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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