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[5]: horrible to hear
by Almafeta on Thu 13th Oct 2011 07:56 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: horrible to hear"
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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.

You're hearing the grief for Steve Jobs because Richie did his job well and well enough. That in and of itself is a fitting tribute to his legacy.

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RE[6]: horrible to hear
by Gone fishing on Thu 13th Oct 2011 08:20 in reply to "RE[5]: horrible to hear"
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We are comparing Dennis Ritchie and Steve Jobs for the arbitrary reason they died at almost the same time - this is a mistake.

I know as a Linux and a FreeBSD user and a computer user that I am very grateful for the contributions of Dennis Ritchie. I hope it is comfort to his family that so many people are grateful for his contributions to computing.

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