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Inventors of Unix win prestigious Japan Prize

The inventors of Unix, one of whom also created the first master-level chess-playing machine, have been awarded the prestigious Japan Prize for their work in building the Unix operating system in 1969. Ken Thompson, who is now a distinguished engineer at Google, and Dennis Ritchie, who is retired, were researchers at Bell Labs four decades [...]

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Gambit: Computer (Chess) Pioneer Wins Prize

Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie, the inventors of the Unix operating system and C programming language more than 40 years ago, have been awarded the Japan Prize, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The prize goes each year to people whose work “aims to promote the advancement of science and technology for the peace and [...]

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