Super Nerd Spotlight! “The Origin Guys”

September 27, 2022

Tom is losing his mind. Chunga has been bugging him to do a new Super Nerd Spotlight episode of The Hacks. Tom has been insisting that the two of them have done one of these recently.  Much to Chunga’s delight, Tom is wrong!

For today’s episode, they’ve decided to focus on a group of men that Tom calls “The Origin Guys”. They’re a small group of dudes, who are largely credited with creating modern computing as we know it. Tom and Chunga will look all the way back to the 1960s and ’70s and talk about guys like Dennis Ritchie, Rob Pike, Ken Thompson, and many more!

It’ll be fun to take at how far we’ve come from the first day until now!  Believe it or not, it’s a really short period of time, and most of these guys are still alive and well!  Can they still be credited for the way we’re using computers today?  Listen now to find out!

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