Ken Thompson, who invented the UNIX operating system with Dennis Ritchie at Bell Labs in the 1960s and 1970s, will be a star at Vintage Computer Festival East this year! It’s the 50th anniversary of when their work began. Thompson also the programming language B, which preceded Ritchie’s world-changing language C.
Happy holidays from Vintage Computer Federation!
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-Evan Koblentz, executive director, VCF
(Mike re-posting for Oscar)
Just a heads-up: there will be a Vintage Computer Festival in Switzerland again this year!
Like the last two years, it’ll be in Zurich’s Rote Fabrik cultural center, at the shore of Lake Zurich. November 24 & 25…
Here’s an impression of last year’s event.
Bill Godbout, a legend in the S-100 community for his 1970s-1980s work at Godbout Electronics and CompuPro, perished November 8 due to the Camp wildfire in Concow, California. He was 79.
There is a family-led GoFundMe campaign to support their needs in this difficult time.
Godbout was an important advocate for the
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen passed away Monday. He will be missed by all in the vintage computing community.
Allen and childhood friend Bill Gates started using computers in high school.
“Microsoft would never have happened without Paul,” Gates wrote today. “In December 1974, he and I were both living in