Dennis Ritchie dies, age 70

UNIX and C..

No, there is nothing after the letter C! It is a programming language that Dennis Ritchie pioneered. He was also one of the great minds that made UNIX.

The silent giant, who was responsible for just about everything that happened in technology has passed on. The MAC OS/X operating system is built upon POSIX/UNIX. Even the great Steve Jobs would have had nothing to do without the inventions of Dennis. Why even the servers that host most of the Internet are using some form on UNIX. Windows is based upon UNIX too!

What a great man Dennis was. A genius, who was for the most part forgotten by everyone he helped to enable.. until his death. Not everyone forgot him though. In 1999, Mr Ritchie was awarded the US National Medal of Technology - the highest honor a technologist can be given.

Today we honor your memory and your greatness Dennis. Now you WILL be missed AND remembered!

Posted on 13 Oct 2011, 11:56 - Category: Remembering The Best
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