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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I can't believe some people.
by SReilly on Thu 13th Oct 2011 18:37 UTC
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This afternoon I told my fellow engineers in the UNIX, Linux and SAN engineering department that Dennis Richie had died at age 70 and most of my co-workers had no idea who I was talking about. That sucks!

Dennis Richie has had an incalculable impact on our world. Without him, this site would not exist.

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