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Photos: Atari, Unix, ENIAC, and more from Vintage Computer Festival East 2019

Ken Thompson keynote

Ken Thompson co-invented Unix starting in 1969 at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ. His colleague was Dennis Ritchie, who also invented the C programming language and who passed away in 2011. They both worked with Brian Kernighan, who interviewed Ken Thompson on stage at VCF East. Extra points if you're familiar with the inside joke in the historic C code on his shirt!

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Photo: VCF

By Evan Koblentz

Evan became a technology reporter during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s. He published a book, "Abacus to smartphone: The evolution of mobile and portable computers" in 2015 and is executive director of Vintage Computer Federation, a 501(c)3 non-p...