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Topic # 91552 15-Oct-2011 12:05
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Has to be noted:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/5784409/Computing-pioneer-Dennis-Ritchie-dies

Father of the C programming language and (co-father of) Unix. 

Arguably he has had more impact on computing than Steve Jobs and his passing has gone pretty much unnoticed.  






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  Reply # 533661 15-Oct-2011 12:42
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Totally agree, he's more of a computing pioneer

As where Jobs was just a marketer/businessman, with Woz as the technical genius behind him

RIP Dennis RIP

Remember programming my first Hello world in Pascal, then C back in the early 90s, then C++ in the late 90s then C# in 2002. At least his legacy will continue on with each new generation of C/Java and pretty much every programming language in the last 20 years




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  Reply # 533663 15-Oct-2011 12:50
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Dennis Ritchie: The Shoulders Steve Jobs Stood On:

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2011/10/thedennisritchieeffect/

Ritchie is worthy of a national mourning address from Obama and a reminder about Ritchie's contribution to America's prosperity, the world, and the value of public science. This is not exaggerating by any stretch of the imagination.

I dislike these comparisons being made but since some of the SJ tributes were completely over the top (Einstein OMG) this was bound to happen.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 533689 15-Oct-2011 13:57
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Didn't see this thread before I posted mine. Perhaps mods could merge or something.





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  Reply # 533692 15-Oct-2011 14:04
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Hear, hear..

I bet he was too busy inventing stuff than developing a cult of personality ;)..

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