In this video, Brian Kernighan discusses the history of the UNIX operating system, the C programming language, and his own work in computer science. He talks about the importance of simplicity in code, and how this has helped Unix become one of the most popular computing platforms of all time. Kernighan also discusses the advantages of working at Bell Labs in the 1970s and 1980s, and how this environment helped him to become a better programmer.
In the podcast, Brian Kernighan discusses his experience with various programming languages and shares his thoughts on the challenges of learning new languages. He also talks about his work on the UNIX operating system, C programming language, and the AWK and AMPL programming languages. Kernighan describes how he came up with the idea for the language Ample, and shares an interesting idea that originated in the world of optimization.