Friday, October 14, 2011

Dennis Ritchie
1944 - 2011

Dennis Ritchie was best known as the creator of the C programming language and a key developer of the UNIX operating system. Basically, the reason you can see this is because of his innovation.
Those tools were more than inventive bundles of computer code. The C language and Unix reflected a point of view, a different philosophy of computing than what had come before.

NYT bio here.

dmr's Bell Labs page here

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