[SIGCIS-Members] Need help identifying a photo

HOCHHEISER, SHELDON H SH3710 at att.com
Thu Jan 28 06:17:36 PST 2016


I find it interesting that this photo appears on Wikipedia commons, since it is of course a photo that was taken by Bell Labs, and thus is not in the public domain.    

I have the original here at the AT&T Archives and History Center.

Paul, I'll be happy to provide a license.


Sheldon


Sheldon Hochheiser, Ph.D.

Corporate Historian, AT&T

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-----Original Message-----
From: Members [mailto:members-bounces at lists.sigcis.org] On Behalf Of Evan Koblentz
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 12:52 PM
To: members at lists.sigcis.org
Subject: Re: [SIGCIS-Members] Need help identifying a photo

K. responded: "Dennis (bearded) is standing.  Ken (clean shaven) is 
seated. The label is correct."


On 01/27/2016 12:21 PM, Evan Koblentz wrote:
> 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
>>
>>
>> Paul E. Ceruzzi
>>
>> Curator, Division of Space History
>>
>> National Air and Space Museum
>>
>> MRC 311, PO Box 37012
>>
>> 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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