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people:ken_thompson [2015/12/29 18:20]
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 ====== Ken ("​ken"​) Thompson ====== ====== Ken ("​ken"​) Thompson ======
  
-[[:​publications:​life_with_unix|Life with Unix]] says:  The person to blame for inventing UNIX. For work +[[:​publications:​life_with_unix|Life with Unix]] says: The person to blame for inventing UNIX. For work on UNIX with Dennis, received many prestigious awards including the 1982 IEEE Emmanuel Piore award and the 1983 ACM Turing Award
-on UNIX with Dennis, received many prestigious + 
-awards including the 1982 IEEE Emmanuel Piore +[[https://​archive.org/​details/​a_research_unix_reader|A Research Unix Reader]] says: Ken Thompson began the construction from the ground up based on a file system model  worked out with Ritchie and Rudd H. Canaday. He made processors for B, bas, and Fortran besides the operating system proper, and personally installed customized versions of UNIX for early  clients as far away as Georgia. With Ritchie, Ken wrote the first shell and piles of utilities including ed, roff, sort, grep, uniq, plot, sa, and dd. He is also known for creative decompiling of mystery code. As if all this weren'​t enough, he has at the same time written circuit-optimizing tools, switching and network code, C compilers, and the basic software for several special-purpose machines, especially the chess champion, Belle.
-award and the 1983 ACM Turing Award.+
  
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