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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'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. ;-)


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