Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Peter Jay Weinberger
Born: August 6, 1942
- Computer scientist who is recognized for his early work at Bell Labs.
- Helped with the design of the pioneering AWK programming language (he is the "W" in AWK).
- His photo image was used for creating the famous PJW Face.
- Former chief technology officer at Renaissance Technologies.
- Presently works at Google (2014).
- The AWK Programming Language (1988).
"We sort of understood abstractly the idea that there are only two kinds of software projects: failures and future legacy horrors."