[SIGCIS-Members] Need help identifying a photo

Evan Koblentz evan at snarc.net
Wed Jan 27 09:21:27 PST 2016


I forwarded your message to Brian Kernighan.



On 01/27/2016 11:46 AM, Ceruzzi, Paul wrote:
> There is a famous photo on Wikimedia commons, of what purports to be Ken
> Thompson & Dennis Ritchie in front of a PDP-11, presumably working on
> UNIX. The problem is that the seated person doesn’t look like either of
> them. And he is clean-shaven. Could it be Bjarne Stroustrup? Does anyone
> recall seeing T&R w/o facial hair? Any help in tracking this down would
> be much appreciated! The photo has been reprinted in many places, and
> I’d like to track this down before I inadvertently propagate an error.
>
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ken_Thompson_(sitting)_and_Dennis_Ritchie_at_PDP-11_(2876612463).jpg
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> Paul E. Ceruzzi
>
> Curator, Division of Space History
>
> National Air and Space Museum
>
> MRC 311, PO Box 37012
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> Smithsonian Institution
>
> Washington, DC 20013-7012
>
> www.ceruzzi.com <http://www.ceruzzi.com>
>
> ceruzzip at si.edu <mailto:ceruzzip at si.edu>
>
> 202-633-2414
>
>
>
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