ABC News: Unix Inventors Get National Medal of Technology

Thanks to MadMike for
this link.

“President Clinton announced the National Medal of Technology
has been awarded to Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, co-inventors
of the Unix operating system.”

“Invented in 1969, Unix has become one of the most prevalent and
adaptive operating systems in computing history.”

” In fact, Unix was the first commercial portable operating
system. It became the guts of most large Internet servers,
businesses and universities. Much academic and industrial research
on operating systems is Unix-based, as are such free operating
systems as Linux.”