Monthly Archives: January 2014

How I Learned to Love UNIX

Sometimes the confluence of several events, no one of which is significant, can lead to profound consequences. This happened to me in college and graduate school, where the combination of seven events led to my role in co-inventing UNIX. As … Continue reading

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How Good Luck Led to My Software Career

Have you thought about the role that luck (good and bad) has played in your life? While planning this blog I realized something I’d not seriously thought about before: in the two years between September 1953, when I was 15, … Continue reading

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A Reluctant Adventurer

Sometimes an adventure is thrust upon us willy-nilly. We have to go along with it whether we want to or not. The trick is to embrace it if we can’t avoid it. (This is a chronological blog. I suggest that … Continue reading

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My Adventures in Software

It is a cliche to say that life is an adventure, but like many cliches, it is true. I suggest that to live life fully we should recognize and embrace the many adventures that life offers us. I’ve been a … Continue reading

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