Dennis Ritchie: The father of UNIX and the C code programming language is dead at 70.

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    Dennis Ritchie shuffled off the mortal coil today. In case anyone doesn't know who he is, he's one of the Fathers of the UNIX operating system and the C code language. This is one of the real heroes in the computing world. Here's to a life well lived..cheers Dennis!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/technology/dennis-ritchie-programming-trailblazer-dies-at-70.html

     
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    Oh..and this guy had much more influence on the world of technology then say, Bill Gates or Steve Jobs.
     
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    With people living longer these days, dying at 70 almost seems like you've gotten jipped. It doesn't seem as old as it used to.
     
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    True.

    And this was a huge loss to the world of UNIX.
     
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    Wow. Am I the only egghead here?

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