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At work, talking with Tom about some technical spec. I say: "This looks very much like, whatsitsname, Backus-Naur form". He says: "Yeah, I knew Backus. He wore jeans and jean shirt and leather belt at the time when everybody still dressed up. He could do anything he wanted. I decided then I also want a job where I could do anything I wanted."
And then Tom got a job like that when he was with Bell Labs. ‎· Valera Fooksman
Tom was the Jack of Clubs in the Unix Card Deck: ‎· Valera Fooksman