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

Colin K colin at void11.com
Mon Oct 17 22:28:16 EDT 2011


Cheers

On Fri, Oct 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

> 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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