Programming Language People
Via Joe Grossberg, Chris Rathman’s collection of mugshots of the creators of a large number of important programming languages. There’s actually a surprisingly low beard quotient (although it’s nice to see Unix/C gurus Ken Thompson, Dennis M. Ritchie and Brian Kernigan all sport a decent amount of facial hair). On a related note, I recently came across 99 Bottles of Beer, a simple program implemented in 571 different languages. Fascinating stuff.