Kenneth Thompson

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Kenneth Thompson (born 4 February 1943) is a computer scientist and winner, with Dennis Ritchie, of the 1983 Turing Award. He is notable for his work on the Unix operating system.


  • The act of breaking into a computer system has to have the same social stigma as breaking into a neighbor's house.
    • Reflections on Trusting Trust


  • When in doubt, use brute force.
  • We have persistent objects, they're called files.
  • One of my most productive days was throwing away 1000 lines of code.
  • If you want to go somewhere, goto is the best way to get there.
  • The X server has to be the biggest program I've ever seen that doesn't do anything for you.
  • If I had to do it over again? Hmm... I guess I'd spell 'creat' with an 'e'.
(On the design of Unix)

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