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: horrible to hear
by UltraZelda64 on Thu 13th Oct 2011 01:15 UTC in reply to "horrible to hear"
UltraZelda64
Member since:
2006-12-05

Especially since we just lost Steve Jobs. I hope this isn't true.

Especially since? What the hell does Steve Jobs (or his death) have to do with the possible death of Dennis Ritchie?

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RE[2]: horrible to hear
by Morgan on Thu 13th Oct 2011 01:47 in reply to "RE: horrible to hear"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

Because we've now lost not one but two visionaries of the tech world within a week.

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RE[3]: horrible to hear
by zima on Thu 13th Oct 2011 02:07 in reply to "RE[2]: horrible to hear"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Well I don't know about Steve Jobs, but Dennis Ritchie (also a mathematician, after all) would possibly reprimand us for that one ;) (probability of unrelated events, birthday paradox, and such)

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RE[3]: horrible to hear
by spstarr on Thu 13th Oct 2011 02:27 in reply to "RE[2]: horrible to hear"
spstarr Member since:
2006-02-21

Without Dennis Ritchie there would be no Apple, No Jobs, No Microsoft, .. I can go on.... We owe a big respect for Dennis, RIP :'(

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