[TUHS] Fwd: [SIGCIS-Members] Need help identifying a photo

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Thu Jan 28 03:11:45 AEST 2016

Can someone here ID the mystery person?

Embarrassingly, CHM has the person misidentified as well.

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Subject: 	[SIGCIS-Members] Need help identifying a photo
Date: 	Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:46:45 +0000
From: 	Ceruzzi, Paul <CeruzziP at si.edu>
To: 	members at lists.sigcis.org <members at lists.sigcis.org>

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.


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>


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