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    A beautiful tribute to a non-human courier of so much human communication:

    After a couple or 3 years, the mail-handling and news functions of the departmental vax were chewing up more than half the cycles, so it was decided to segregate those functions onto a separate machine (when the opportunity arose). So, “ucbvax” became VAX/750 devoted specifically to those functions. For a long time, it was one of two gateways between the ARPANET and the Berkeley Campus.