What: Ken Thompson
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Computer games are probably the reason I work with computers.
It is said that Ken Thompson salvaged a PDP-1 and created a new operating system, now called UNIX, so that he could play SpaceWar.
I remember one of the first computer games I ever played was a version of the same on a 386 PC-XT at my friend Arthur’s1 house in São Paulo, Brazil. I can’t find the exact version, but I remember the spaceships were shaped like crescent moons.