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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RE[2]: horrible to hear
by vegai on Thu 13th Oct 2011 13:31 UTC in reply to "RE: horrible to hear"
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Well, the difference is that Ritchie made his full contribution and succeeded in living to retirement while Jobs died rather young and probably would've had something to give still.

Edited 2011-10-13 13:32 UTC

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