[TUHS] ACM Fellow, Ken Thompson
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:
> (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 :-)
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