In Pictures: Celebrating Unix heroes

This presentation features the early Unix pioneers and their contributions to the computer industry.

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Ken Thompson Ken Thompson was the co-developer of Unix. He worked at Bell Labs from 1966 until he retired in December 2000. Thompson wrote the B programming language, which was the precursor to the C language; then he rewrote Unix in C, and later rewrote parts of it again to include Doug McIlroy's pipes. He is currently a Distinguished Engineer at Google.

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