passing of dmr a.k.a Dennis Ritchie

More sad news - Dennis Ritchie passed away. Not covered in the media like the passing of Steve Jobs (equally sad) but dmr definitely deserves the recognition of all the stuff he invented, coded, built and provided to the tech world.

Rob Pike wrote a short entry here.

respect.

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I have created a "tribute" page dedicated to my "superhero of computing", DMR, at FB. Please visit it and like it here: http://facebook.com/dennismritchie.

Posted by guest on October 12, 2011 at 10:09 PM PDT #

A true pioneer!

Posted by guest on October 13, 2011 at 05:32 AM PDT #

Oh man! I met Dennis in person, many years ago, and he struck me with his simple manner and easy accessibility as well as his intense personality. Truly one of the greats of IT. More so than Jobs, IMHO. Dennis never stopped inovating on the technical field of software.

Posted by guest on October 13, 2011 at 08:44 AM PDT #

Sad news indeed, just been informed that Dennis Ritchie Developer of the C language, Multics and our beloved UNIX operating sytem has passed away. (September 9, 1941 – October 8, 2011).
I have spent 20+ years working as a UNIX Systems Engineer / Admin, thanks to the ground breaking and innovative development Dennis and the rest of the Bell Labs gang laid out in the 70's. RIP Dennis and Thank You!

Posted by Stephen Goldsmith on October 13, 2011 at 11:18 AM PDT #

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