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SubjectRe: Ken Thompson interview in IEEE Computer magazine (fwd)


On Fri, 7 May 1999, Tim Smith wrote:

> On Tue, 4 May 1999, Rahul Siddharthan wrote:
> > > Yup. I would hate to see SplashSnotters running amok and filling Ken's
> > > mailbox with (ahem) indignant (ahem) replies.
> >
> > Its on linuxtoday now and its probably only a matter of time
> > before it hits slashdot... the full interview is at
>
> It was on slashdot a couple of days ago, and the commentary there was as
> idiotic as one would expect. E.g., Thompson is bitter that Linux has
> completely overshadowed Plan 9 and he can't accept that a 21 year old kid
> did a better job with the Unix idea than Thompson was able to do with all
> the power of AT&T behind him. (And that example is not even from some
> random slashdot anonymous poster...it's from a well known Linux advocate).

If number 9 means that the 8 previous Plans were bad Plans, we should
suggest Ken to immediately give up his current Plan and start
something like Plan 9999. ;-)
Gérard.


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