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Submission + - RIP Dennis Ritchie (1941-2011) (

Dan Dankleton writes: It is being reported that one of the men most responsible for the shape of modern computing, Dennis Ritchie, has died at the age of 70.

Ritchie was one of the main authors of both C and UNIX, and as such his legacy and influence cannot be underestimated.

Those who claim the dead never return to life haven't ever been around here at quitting time.