** COMMERCIAL IMAGE ** In this photograph taken by AP Images for Japan Prize Foundation, Dr. Ken Thompson, left, distinguished Engineer at Google Inc., poses for a photo with Professor Hiroyuki ... more 
** COMMERCIAL IMAGE ** In this photograph taken by AP Images for Japan Prize Foundation, Dr. Ken Thompson, left, distinguished Engineer at Google Inc., poses for a photo with Professor Hiroyuki Yoshikawa, right, chairman of The Japan Prize Foundation after awarding Dr. Thompson with the Japan Prize Foundation at Google Inc., headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Thompson was awarded the 2011 Japan Prize for his role in co-developing the UNIX operating system in 1969. The system has significantly advanced computer software, hardware and networks over the past four decades, and facilitated the realization of the Internet. The Japan Prize Foundation aims to promote the advancement of science and technology for the peace and prosperity of mankind. (Tony Avelar/AP Images for Japan Prize Foundation) less 
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