Managing Projects with GNU Make

My first exposure to make was as an undergraduate at Berkeley in 1979. I was thrilled to be working with the “latest” equipment: a DEC PDP 11/70 with 128 kilobytes of
RAM, an ADM 3a “glass tty,” Berkeley Unix, and 20 other simultaneous users! Once, when an assignment was due, I remember timing how long it took to log in— five minutes from typing my username until I got a prompt.