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 _xenu on Thu 13th Oct 2011 01:10 UTC in reply to "RE: horrible to hear"
_xenu
Member since:
2011-07-16

Nobody else seems to be reporting this. There's nothing on Google news.

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RE[3]: horrible to hear
by yoshi314@gmail.com on Thu 13th Oct 2011 04:28 in reply to "RE[2]: horrible to hear"
yoshi314@gmail.com Member since:
2009-12-14

sadly, probably because it's not sensational enough. ;)

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RE[4]: horrible to hear
by Thom_Holwerda on Thu 13th Oct 2011 06:58 in reply to "RE[3]: horrible to hear"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

sadly, probably because it's not sensational enough. ;)


Invent the C programming language and UNIX, then die: nobody gives a shit.

Market other people's technologies to rich white kids, then die: HE WAS LIKE FCUKING EINSTEIN ZOMG EDISON WTFBBQ.

I don't want to live on this planet any more.

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