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Windows 7: Dennis Ritchie, father of Unix and C, dies

13 Oct 2011   #1
Thorsen

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Dennis Ritchie, father of Unix and C, dies

Didnt see this listed anywhere yet, just ran across this during lunch:

One of the founding fathers of IT as it stands. the creator of C and co-creator of Unix has passed on.

Dennis Ritchie, father of Unix and C, dies - ZDNet


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Dennis Ritchie, creator of the C programming language and co-creator of the Unix operating system, has died aged 70. While the introduction of Intel's 4004 microprocessor in 1971 is widely regarded as a key moment in modern computing, the contemporaneous birth of the C programming language is less well known. Yet the creation of C has as much claim, if not more, to be the true seminal moment of IT as we know it; it sits at the heart of programming and in the hearts of programmers as the quintessential expression of coding elegance, power, simplicity and portability



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15 Oct 2011   #2
Thorsen

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I am surprised no one else posted on this...
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15 Oct 2011   #3
Layback Bear

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Where did you find this information.
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15 Oct 2011   #4
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

um... online
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18 Oct 2011   #5
FerchogtX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit Build 7600 / Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
 
 

Wow... many worthy and great people is leaveing this world this year... He was a great step in programing (I sometimes use C just to learn as a hobby). RIP Dennis
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18 Oct 2011   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

If you don't get any video on TV people don't notice. People who never did any programming know there was a guy named Steve Jobs.

I remember some time back John Belushi and Ayn Rand died on the same day. Guess who got all the news coverage?
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18 Oct 2011   #7
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I've read about this a few days ago, and amazingly, not a single newspaper cared. Everything was about Steve Jobs, so sad.
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18 Oct 2011   #8
Krios

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

I believe Dennis Ritchie was a much more important person than Steve Jobs will ever be. Truly sad to lose such a prominent figure, it's even sadder that the media and the most people wouldn't care if you told them just how important C and UNIX are/were.

Heck, I'd be surprised if Apple was around today as it were if it weren't for C and UNIX.

But that is just what I believe.
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