Sad news from UNC Chapel Hill Computer Science — Fred P. Brooks, the founder and long-time chair of the department (and a major influence on my professional outlook) passed away a few hours ago.


@SteveBellovin I was deeply saddened to learn of Fred Brooks' passing the other day. He was a titan among computer scientists, and I'd be hard pressed to find more important reading for a software engineer than his No Silver Bullet The time he graciously joined my reading group's discussion of that paper will always be one of the highlights of my career.

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