Commentary: Thompson and Ritchie?

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Where are Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie now?

Ken Thompson works at Google now as, according to Wikipedia, a "Distinguished Engineer".

Dennis Ritchie still works at Bell Labs, which is now owned by Alcatel-Lucent.

Edlefma 11:45, 2 Sep 2008 (EST)

As we talked about in class, Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie jointly won the ACM Turing Award in 1983. Here are links to their acceptance speaches.

Dennis Ritchie's is very relevent to our current discussion. In it he touches on a number of topics we touched on in class.

--Edlefma 22:17, 6 Sep 2008 (EST)