[TUHS] ACM Fellow, Ken Thompson

Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Thu Jan 14 14:59:25 AEST 2021

On Wed, 13 Jan 2021, Royce Williams wrote:

> Congratulations to Ken Thompson, the newly-minted ACM Fellow:
> https://awards.acm.org/award_winners/thompson_4588371
> (It seemed of historical interest, and therefore on-topic. :) )

Congratubloodylations, as we say down-under; it is well-deserved. 
Without Unix I'd probably still be supporting RSX-11 and VMS etc; their 
foray into Unix (Eunice) was doomed.

An exchange with my then boss:

     Me: "Eunice makes VMS look civilised".

     He: "You mean it looks like Unix".

     Me: "That's what I said".

As you can imagine the conversation went downhill from there :-)

-- Dave

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