2004-07-20
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De skapade Unix

The Economist har en längre artikel om Ken Thompson och resten av skaparna bakom Unix. Artikeln handlar inte bara om de tekniska aspekterna runt Unix, och även programmeringsspråket C, utan också de sociala:
Linux is also the true heir of the Unix tradition in the sense that its development process is collaborative. Dr Pike says that the thing he misses most from the 1970s at Bell Labs was the terminal room. Because computers were rare at the time, people did not have them on their desks, but rather went to the room, one side of which was covered with whiteboards, and sat down at a random computer to work. The technical hub of the system became the social hub.

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