Compiling from source on an iBook G4 takes *forever*. Did it take a long time 15 years ago, or has the source code for gcc, perl, gawk, etc., just gotten bigger?

I've been reading a lot of man pages lately. Usually they're pretty dry and matter-of-fact. Then there's this, from the resize2fs man page:

"Note: when kilobytes is used above, I mean real, power-of-2 kilobytes, (i.e., 1024 bytes), which some politically correct folks insist should be the stupid-sounding "kibibytes". The same holds true for megabytes, also sometimes known as "mebibytes", or gigabytes, as the amazingly silly "gibibytes". Makes you want to gibber, doesn't it?"

Metalearning on the command line:

man man
man info
info man
info info

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