The Strange Birth and Long Life of Unix (from IEEE)


A great example of innovation, perseverance and passion  worth reading. Wish there could be more Thompsons and Ritchies around!

“They say that when one door closes on you, another opens. People generally offer this bit of wisdom just to lend some solace after a misfortune. But sometimes it’s actually true. It certainly was for Ken Thompson and the late Dennis Ritchie, two of the greats of 20th-century information technology, when they created the Unix operating system, now considered one of the most inspiring and influential pieces of software ever written.”

http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/software/the-strange-birth-and-long-life-of-unix/?utm_source=techalert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=120111%22

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