Linked by David Adams on Mon 17th Oct 2011 17:28 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
General Unix The groundbreaking work he did with Ken Thompson led to the operating system behind everything from set-top boxes to the iPhone, but who sings the praises of the late Dennis Ritchie?
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by MOS6510 on Tue 18th Oct 2011 16:32 UTC
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The sad thing is even on this site far more people commented on Steve Jobs' passing away than they did on Dennis Ritchie, sometimes even taking to opportunity to slam Steve, Apple or both.

Steve did change the world, but NeXT en OS X are based on UNIX and so are most iDevices. It's the same for Linux, a UNIX clone, and from that Android and a lot of embedded stuff people use every day.

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