I've been reading papers on Plan 9 from Bell Labs. In the paper on why Plan 9's not dead yet, around page 18, the author mentions "Farber". Googling reveals this to be a James Farber, but all I can find is that he coauthored UNIX: The Complete Reference. Who was he, and why is he important to UNIX?
The only things additional I found:
I also found this reference to a conversation between Dave Korn and Jim Farber which I found funny. It was in the comp.unix.user-friendly group over on Google Groups from 1994.