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: Hard to avoid comparisons
by spiderman on Thu 13th Oct 2011 05:59 UTC in reply to "Hard to avoid comparisons"
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I do have great respect for Ritchie and his death is very unfortunate and I mourn him.
I am not a fan of Apple but I found Steve Job's death very shocking because he was 56 and he died of cancer.
Ritchies' death is unfortunate but at 70, it's still too early but it is expectable. He could have lived some more years but 70 is reasonable.
But nobody should die at 56 in my opinion.

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