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    Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C language and UNIX, passed away today.

    http://www.osnews.com/story/25232/De...d_C_Dead_at_70

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Ritchie

  • #2
    Originally posted by deanjo View Post
    Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C language and UNIX, passed away today.

    http://www.osnews.com/story/25232/De...d_C_Dead_at_70

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Ritchie
    really sad... I never heard anything negative about Dennis Ritchie

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    • #3
      [sarcasm]who was the other pioneer that passed away?? [/sarcasm]

      on a serious note this guy WAS truly a pioneer and hugely influential in the IT but he didn't have a company producing shiny devises neither a "religious cult" following him so this -sadly- will only be published in IT related media.

      o tempora o mores

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      • #4
        Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
        [sarcasm]who was the other pioneer that passed away?? [/sarcasm]

        on a serious note this guy WAS truly a pioneer and hugely influential in the IT but he didn't have a company producing shiny devises neither a "religious cult" following him so this -sadly- will only be published in IT related media.

        o tempora o mores
        sure sure but the german "heise" company honor him big 1 last time :http://www.heise.de/ix/meldung/Unix-...e-1360366.html
        Last edited by Qaridarium; 10-13-2011, 08:00 AM.

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        • #5
          Farewell Mr Ritchie, and thanks for all the code... /salute

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          • #6
            ... Yes, a true "Innovator",..., he was.

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            • #7
              He was one of the greatest. His books on UNIX and C language were my Bibles for years.

              Rest in peace, Mr.Ritchie, we would remember you and your deeds.

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              • #8
                He is in one league with Einstein. Thank you for helping humanity.

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                • #9
                  In your face



                  Steve Jobs a pioneer... Pioneered what?

                  This?


                  Or pherhaps this?


                  Or do you mean this?


                  Puhlease....

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                  • #10
                    Jobs pioneered nothing. That was all Steve Wozniak in the early days of Apple. And some random designer team in the latter ones. Jobs was just a businessman. Nothing more, nothing less.

                    Ritchie on the other hand was a real scientist.

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                    • #11
                      Jobs did "nothing" compared to Ritchie, the legacy from Ritchie has influenced almost every piece of software, at least the major ones.

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                      • #12
                        Guys, please, this thread is dedicated for Ritchie. Let's not discuss S.J. here. De mortuis aut bene aut nihil.

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                        • #13
                          printf("Goodbye, world");

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by V!NCENT View Post
                            printf("Goodbye, world");
                            Wouldn't that be better as: printf("goodbye world\n");

                            At any rate, rest in piece Ritchie. Your contribution to computing will long be remembered.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hamish Wilson View Post
                              Wouldn't that be better as: printf("goodbye world\n");
                              Do you expect more output from rms? ;-)

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