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Unix Co-Creator, Dennis Ritchie, Dies

     
4:41 pm on Oct 13, 2011 (gmt 0)

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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.

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Without whom..many of us here would have to do something totally different to keep the wolf at bay.
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No kidding. Unix AND C? wow.
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Does anybody else think this guy deserves more recognition for the work he has done? Unix and C are generally the basics of the whole Open Source movement now.
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Another industry giant gone - so sad. RIP, Dennis.

And yes, I agree, he deserves more recognition. Where would any of us be without what he did?