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Unix creator Dennis Ritchie dies

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Unix creator Dennis Ritchie dies

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15287391
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Pioneering computer scientist Dennis Ritchie has died after a long illness.
Mr Ritchie was one of the creators of the hugely influential Unix operating system and the equally pioneering C programming language.
A vast number of modern technologies depend on the work he and fellow programmers did on Unix and C in the early days of the computer revolution.

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I have spent many happy hours reading his books, especially the definitive 'C' reference manual -

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Re: Unix creator Dennis Ritchie dies

We seem to be losing a lot of extraordinary talent from the past these days, I wonder (a) who will be next and (b) where is the new talent to replace them1
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This is quite a good summary of Dennis Ritchie's work from "EE Times" -  Remembering Dennis Ritchie
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[quote=colintivy]We seem to be losing a lot of extraordinary talent from the past these days, I wonder (a) who will be next
Answers on a postcard - "John McCarthy", the inventor of LISP   Cry
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15444222