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    Gene Spafford
    • Professor of Computer Sciences at Purdue University
    • Practical UNIX Security, 1996, O'Reilly & Associates

    Kevin Mitnick

    Clifford Stoll

    Richard Stallman

    Linus Torvalds
    Linus Torvalds wrote a computer operating system in college and gave millions of copies away. Now that he has changed the world of computing and nicked the empire of Bill Gates, Linus has come to Silicon Valley to see what else he can shake up.

    Bill Gates

    Ken Thompson
    • 1969 -- Develops UNIX* Operating System

    Dennis Ritchie
    • 1972 -- Creates C language

    Robert T. Morris
      At approximately 5 PM on November 2, 1988 the "Morris Worm" was started at the MIT AI laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It quickly spread to Cornell, Stanford, and then on to other sites. By the next morning, almost the entire Internet was infected. This was the first, great Internet Panic.

    Steve Jobs (1955-2011)


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