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Submission + - Dennis Ritchie passed away last weekend (google.com)

evohe80 writes: Rob Pike has been one of the first to announce the dead of the creator of C, UNIX and many other great works: "I just heard that, after a long illness, Dennis Ritchie (dmr) died at home this weekend. I have no more information.

I trust there are people here who will appreciate the reach of his contributions and mourn his passing appropriately.

He was a quiet and mostly private man, but he was also my friend, colleague, and collaborator, and the world has lost a truly great mind."

Submission + - Dennis Ritchie Passes Away (techcrunch.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Dennis Ritchie, one of the creators of the C programming language (along with Ken Thompson) passed away after battling a long illness.
Unix

Submission + - RIP: Dennis Ritchie (boingboing.net)

walterbyrd 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. He was the designer and original developer of the C programming language, and a central figure in the development of Unix. He spent much of his career at Bell Labs. He was awarded the Turing Award in 1983, and the National Medal of Technology in 1999."
Operating Systems

Submission + - Dennis Ritchie, creator of C & Unix reported d (google.com)

Whiney Mac Fanboy writes: "The register & many others, are reporting on the death of Dennis Ritchie", confirmed by a google plus post by Rob Pike, a former colleague at Bell labs.

Dennis Ritchie was best known as co-creator of the Unix operating system (modern versions of which underpin most smart phones, Linux & OS X) and the creator of the powerful & elegant C programming language.

This is a truly sad day. The computing community has lost one of the giants, on who's shoulders so many who came after stood."

Submission + - Dennis Ritchie has passed on (theregister.co.uk)

An anonymous reader writes: Dennis Ritchie just passed away. I can think of nothing to say that you don't already know about him, except that once he claimed he'd never been a member of the Demigodic party. He was, of course, quite wrong. I feel like a pillar of the world has just broken.
Unix

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+.

Submission + - Denis Ritchie dies aged 70. (theregister.co.uk)

OneMadMuppet writes: Rob Pike, a Google engineer and former colleague of Ritchie, said that Ritchie, who was a founding developer of Unix and known as dmr, died at home this weekend after a long illness.
Programming

Submission + - Dennis Ritchie, co-creator of Unix and C, has died (i-programmer.info) 5

mikejuk writes: Dennis Ritchie the designer and original developer of both the C programming language, and co-creator of Unix has died at age 71 after prolonged illness.
It seems incredible from today's perspective that two people, motivated mainly by enthusiasm, should develop both an operating system and a programming language but that's exactly what Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thomson achieved.
Unix and the Unix way of doing things eventually transmuted into Linux and is now the server OS that powers industry and the Internet.
C on the other hand has been the basis for all of the C-like languages we all know and use every day — Java, C# and of course C++. Whenever you write a three-parameter for loop, for(init;test;inc), you owe a debt to C and should think of the fun that Dennis Ritchie had inventing it and making it all work.

Unix

Submission + - Dennis Ritchie died (google.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Dennis Ritchie, co-creator of Unix and the C programming language, died last saturday, according to Rob Pike Google+.

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