engine - 4:41 pm on Oct 13, 2011 (gmt 0)
Unix Co-Creator, Dennis Ritchie, Dies [bbc.co.uk]
Pioneering computer scientist Dennis Ritchie has died after a long illness.
Mr Ritchie was one of the creators of the hugely influential Unix operating system and the equally pioneering C programming language.
A vast number of modern technologies depend on the work he and fellow programmers did on Unix and C in the early days of the computer revolution.
Those paying respects said he was a "titan" of the industry whose influence was largely unknown.