View Full Version : RIP Dennis Ritchie

13-10-2011, 01:27 PM
Dennis Ritchie, computing pioneer, died yesterday aged 70.

The man's influence on modern computing is utterly inestimable. Creator of the C programming language and involved in the birth of UNIX, it's not unreasonable to say that if you've used a computer at all, or practically anything with an embedded processor, you've been touched by Ritchie's legacy.

13-10-2011, 04:41 PM
One of the most important persons in modern computing, if not the most important person. Rest in piece, ol' man.

13-10-2011, 07:51 PM
Must say that this hit me harder than Steve Jobs' death.


13-10-2011, 10:11 PM
Yeah, this hit me quite hard, too. Very sad to hear this. Maybe even more so because at first I only vaguely recognized the name, and then realized what amazing work he has done in his lifetime.