christopher heiser <christopher AT heiser DOT net>
Date Published: October 31st, 2002
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Kernighan Still the Man

Dr. Kahle sent us a link to a nice NYTimes piece on UNIX and C father Brian Kernighan, who is teaching computer classes to liberal arts students at Princeton. K&R C is still, in my opinion, the quintessential programming book and one that completely demystified the language for me. When you think of how much of modern computing was influenced by Kernighan, Ritchie, and the other luminaries of their day, it's really quite unbelievable. It's also very interesting how ultra-modesty seems to be a trait of great computer scientists.

by Christopher Heiser on October 31 08:29
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