Unix created at AT&T Bell Labs [plain old telephone] Ma Bell... The Phone Company
The Unix Philosophy
  • Write programs that do one thing and do it well.
  • Write programs that work together.
  • Write programs that handle text streams, because that is a universal interface.

The Unix Philosophy extends to all areas of computing.
The Unix Operating System is over 30 years old.

Where was Unix created?   The Bell System
The creator of Unix?   Ken Thompson
The creator of C and major Unix contributor?   Dennis Ritchie

Ritchie and Thompson Receive National Medal of Technology From President Clinton
Unix and Beyond An interview with Ken Thompson
Writings From the Past Ritchie's Unix notes from the early 70's.