Monday, December 12, 2011

'via Blog this'

Brian W. Kernighan, expositor par excellence, coined the name UNIX, popularized the tools philosophy,
wrote the best tutorials, and became a prolific inventor of specialized ‘‘little languages’’: ratfor, eqn,
awk and pic. The Center’s typesetting guru since the untimely death of Joe Ossanna, Brian produced the
current ‘‘device-independent’’ version of troff and postprocessors for particular hardware.