Languages, Operating Systems, and Networks

“The three biggest advancements in computers: languages, operating systems, and networks” ~ Ken Thompson

TIL John McCarthy was a big part in time-sharing systems.

Infamous Bugs

TIL the original version of Unix only had 20 system calls and they still exist amongst the 1000s of system calls in its descendant, Linux. Though there is no resource I have found that states the original 20, the closest thing I could find was the first edition “Unix Programmer’s Manual”.



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