Who said "Processes are cheap" ?

This is really going back. I've been spending some time searching for where I first heard this comment made with regard to UNIX.

Memory is telling me that it was in the Edition VII days, back around 1979-84ish, and that it was perhaps one of ("Dennis Ritchie", "Ken Thomson", "Brian Kernighan", "P.J. Plauger"), or maybe even Rob Pike or Steve Bourne. I have had no luck with google or any documentation I've got. The statement was in the context of the "UNIX Philosophy".

If anyone can point me at a reference I'd certainly appreciate it.

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