Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 13th Oct 2011 00:28 UTC
General Unix Twitter is currently buzzing about the death of Dennis Ritchie, the visionary creator of UNIX and C, among other things. We hope it's just a false rumor. Story developing, we will be updating. Update: Unfortunately, it seems to be confirmed. Rob Pike, co-creator of the Plan 9 and Inferno OSes, who has worked with Ritchie in the past, and he's currently working for Google's GO language, posted this.
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Hard to avoid comparisons
by FunkyELF on Thu 13th Oct 2011 03:07 UTC
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Dennis Ritchie's contributions are arguably more important but Job's. Rictchie's belong to the world while Job's belong to Apple. Job's stood on Ritchie's shoulders the whole time... and Ritchie will get just a tiny fraction of the publicity that Job's is getting.

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