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A great man who has had a massive influence on all our computing has passed. I'm sure geeks everywhere would offer their condolences to his family. Dennis Ritchie...
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    R.I.P. Dennis Ritchie


    A great man who has had a massive influence on all our computing has passed. I'm sure geeks everywhere would offer their condolences to his family.

    Dennis Ritchie
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    RIP Dennis Ritchie.

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    RIP Mr. Ritchie

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    It's largely thanks to him that Linux is here, thanks to his work.

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    RIP. Far too few people have recognized his accomplishments I think. I know a good dozen C programmers who dont even know who he is...

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    K&R will live forever! Bless them both! My career would have gone nowhere fast without them I think.
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    It's a shame that people don't know who he is. They mourn Steve Jobs' death, yet they don't care about Dennis because they don't know who REALLY made the Macintosh, and most of our embedded devices.

    R.I.P. Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm-rf View Post
    It's a shame that people don't know who he is. They mourn Steve Jobs' death, yet they don't care about Dennis because they don't know who REALLY made the Macintosh, and most of our embedded devices.

    R.I.P. Dennis
    +1. I hate seeing/hearing about 'Steve Jobs' Genius' and yet no one has even heard of, or mentions, Dennis Ritchie (or Steve Wozniak for that matter). The governor of California USA has declared a "Steve Jobs Day" (although I don't know what day it is). I doubt he's ever heard of Steve W or DMR. I mean, it's not like Steve Jobs was literally designing the iPad; undoubtedly there was a design team, an architecture team, R&D, etc. DMR created C and helped create Unix; Mac was (mostly?) written in C and based on Unix.
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    Thank you Dennis Ritchie - Without K&R C would have been much later in coming and C++ as well. The reason people idolize SJ is that he made billions - Last time i heard DR speak he was talking about streaming music (in the 80's). When the reporter asked how he was going to make any money doing that, he said "I don't care about that! I just want to listen to music"

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