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Submission + - Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011 (boingboing.net)

An anonymous reader writes: Computer scientist Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died at his home this past weekend, after a long battle against an unspecified illness. No further details are available at the time of this blog post. [...]
The news of Ritchie's death was first made public by way of Rob Pike's Google+.

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Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011

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