|13 Oct 2011||#1|
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
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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|18 Oct 2011||#8|
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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