Brian Kernighan, ‘Hello World’, 1978, Algorithm Auction
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Brian Kernighan

Hello World, 1978

2 lines of C Code on acid-free dot-matrix computer paper, framed. Please note: this lot includes a code license (see the full listing for terms and conditions)
17 × 15 1/2 in
43.2 × 39.4 cm
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This is the iconic greeting—and challenge—that welcomes new programmers to the realm of computer …

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Among computer scientists, the Bell Labs researchers of the 1960s and ’70s are regarded with a kind …

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Brian Kernighan
b. 1942
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A renowned computer scientist, prolific author, and Princeton University professor, Brian Kernighan was a member of the legendary Bell Labs team that, in the late 1960's and through the Seventies, developed and cultivated such fundamental and far-reaching computing innovations as the Unix operating system and the C programming language. His best-selling books on programming—including such seminal works as The Elements of Programming Style, written with P. J. Plauger, and The C Programming Language, co-authored by C’s chief designer, Dennis W. Ritchie—have sold millions of copies and been translated into more than two dozen languages. Kernighan teaches in the computer science department at Princeton, where his courses include “Computers in Our World,” considered one of the finest nontechnical introductions to the essentials of computing and programming for humanities students.

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This is the iconic greeting—and challenge—that welcomes new programmers to the realm of computer code. This lot commemorates a basic and still standard programming exercise—devised by Brian Kernighan of Bells Labs in 1978—dear to hearts of all technologists.

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Among computer scientists, the Bell Labs researchers of the 1960s and ’70s are regarded with a kind of reverence. They are viewed as equal parts Lewis and Clark and Albert Einstein: pathbreaking leaders and intellectual titans. Their legacy is brought home to nearly every student of computing by the phrase “Hello, …

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Brian Kernighan
b. 1942
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A renowned computer scientist, prolific author, and Princeton University professor, Brian Kernighan was a member of the legendary Bell Labs team that, in the late 1960's and through the Seventies, developed and cultivated such fundamental and far-reaching computing innovations as the Unix operating system and the C programming language. His best-selling books on programming—including such seminal works as The Elements of Programming Style, written with P. J. Plauger, and The C Programming Language, co-authored by C’s chief designer, Dennis W. Ritchie—have sold millions of copies and been translated into more than two dozen languages. Kernighan teaches in the computer science department at Princeton, where his courses include “Computers in Our World,” considered one of the finest nontechnical introductions to the essentials of computing and programming for humanities students.

Brian Kernighan

Hello World, 1978

2 lines of C Code on acid-free dot-matrix computer paper, framed. Please note: this lot includes a code license (see the full listing for terms and conditions)
17 × 15 1/2 in
43.2 × 39.4 cm
Bidding closed
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