June 19, 2013    


 

 


My favorite Unix quotes from some of the original founders and developers.


“Unix is simple. It just takes a genius to understand its simplicity.” – Dennis Ritchie

“Unix was not designed to stop its users from doing stupid things, as that would also stop them from doing clever things.” – Doug Gwyn

“Unix never says ‘please’.” – Rob Pike

“Unix is user-friendly. It just isn’t promiscuous about which users it’s friendly with.” – Steven King

“Those who don’t understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.” – Henry Spencer