[TUHS] Of login names

William Cheswick ches at cheswick.com
Mon Jul 18 20:51:31 AEST 2016


Rob Pike and Dave Presotto arrived at Google well after its founding, and had to choose login names.
They chose “r” and “p”.  The Googlers were concerned about bugs, and r and p said they would fix any
that were found.  Apparently there were about three bugs that needed repair.


> On 17Jul 2016, at 8:37 PM, Brantley Coile <brantleycoile at me.com> wrote:
> 
> Tom Duff suggested to me that, when I discovered "bwc" was taken at Bell Labs, I should use "b".  I was "brantley" instead. Should have listened to TD. 



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