|Unix created at AT&T Bell Labs||Ma Bell... The Phone Company|
The Unix Philosophy
The Unix Philosophy extends to all areas of computing. This has been true since the late-1960s and early-1970s.
Unix and Beyond
(interview with Ken Thompson)
Bell-Labs.com::Writings From the Past (Dennis Ritchie's Unix notes from early-1970s)
Bell-Labs.com::Reflections on Trusting Trust by Ken Thompson
Thompson and Ritchie were awarded the National Medal of Technology by President Clinton in 1999.
"UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries."
beatriceco.com::BellSystemMemorial::Mural in Ely, Nevada [picture by gdt]
[update::2011.12.06] Dennis Ritchie died in early October of 2011 at the age of 70. Ritchie's siblings wrote an "In Memoriam" to dmr's homepage at Bell-Labs.com and the following was copied from that.
"Dennis was an unfailingly kind, sweet, unassuming, and generous brother--and of course a complete geek. He had a hilariously dry sense of humor, and a keen appreciation for life's absurdities--though his world view was entirely devoid of cynicism or mean-spiritedness."
[update::2018.06.14] Zero linkrot on 14 June 2018.
[update::2018.12.05] Zero linkrot on 5 December 2018.