In fact, we started off with two or three different shells and the shell had life of its own.
There's a lot of power in executing data - generating data and executing data.
I still have a full-time day job, which is why it took me five years to write An Ear to the Ground, and why I won't have another book finished by next week.
There are no projects per se in the Computing Sciences Research Center.
In college, before video games, we would amuse ourselves by posing programming exercises.
We tried to avoid, you know, records. We were told over and over that was probably the most serious mistake and the reason was the system would never catch on, because we didn't have records.
I wanted to have virtual memory, at least as it's coupled with file systems.
Unauthorized access to computer systems is already a serious crime in a few states and is currently being addressed in many more state legislatures as well as Congress.
On the one hand, the press, television, and movies make heroes of vandals by calling them whiz kids.
That brings me to Dennis Ritchie. Our collaboration has been a thing of beauty.
I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren't really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening.
You can't trust code that you did not totally create yourself.
When in doubt, use brute force.
I think the major good idea in Unix was its clean and simple interface: open, close, read, and write.