[kwlug-disc] Dennis Ritchie died Wednesday at age 70

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Fri Oct 14 17:17:08 EDT 2011


I was someone whose life changed by UNIX, and later Linux, then Drupal.

Years ago, I passed on some information about a fungicide called UNIX to
Dennis Ritchie, and he added my name to a page on his web site.

http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dmr/otherunix.html

We exchanged emails about various topics, UNIX, Bell Labs, AT&T, NCR,
...etc. Really down to earth man.

He will be missed!

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 4:23 PM, <jvj at golden.net> wrote:

> Before Linus Torvalds there was Dennis Ritchie, who with friends,
> developed C, UNIX, etc. etc.
> Ritchie died Wednesday at age 70.
>
> According to Wired.com: "The tributes to Dennis Ritchie won’t match the
> river of praise that spilled out over the web after the death of Steve Jobs.
> But they should."
>
> "When Steve Jobs died last week, there was a huge outcry, and that was very
> moving and justified. But Dennis had a bigger effect, and the public doesn’t
> even know who he is,” says Rob Pike ..."
> jsquared
>
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