Do you feel like other unix geeks look down at you because of their superior knowledge of unix history? Tired of being called a young wiper snapper because you’ve only been using unix systems for ten years? Here is something that can help.

The Story of the PING Program. To really ramp up on the geek points you’ll have to get familiar with The Story About Ping at Amazon, specifically this comment from early 2000.

Now you’ll be able to contribute to the old unix geezer talk around the water cooler.