"During the summer of 1999 I had the chance to be a research intern at Bell Labs, the research arm of Lucent Technologies. I dared then to ask Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan for an autograph on their C Book. In the summer of 2000 I went again at Bell Labs for a research stage. This time I boldly ventured to ask Brian Kernighan for an interview for the Romanian computer magazine PC Report Romania, for which I am assistant editor. The interview has appeared in the August issue of the magazine, in Romanian. However, I reckoned that Mr. Kernighan's opinions may make very interesting reading for an English-speaking audience too, so I decided to also release (with his approval) the interview in English. Here it is; enjoy!"