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An extremely ironic quote from the co-inventor of Unix and the C language, Ken Thompson, was found in the book Coders at Work.  The quote was posted by Gawker today and reveals that even Ken Thompson was required to take a mandatory test on the language he invented in order to check in code at Google, and at the time of the interview he still hadn't taken it (said he didn't need to) and thus couldn't check in code!  Apparently he had no problems creating Google's new language, Go.

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