Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dennis Ritchie - Unix and C Programming Language Creator

     Computer scientist Dennis Ritchie is reported to have died at his home this past weekend, after a long battle against an unspecified illness.

He was the designer and original developer of the C Programming Language, and a central figure in the development of Unix.

He spent much of his career at Bell Labs. He was awarded the Turing Award in 1983, and the National Medal of Technology in 1999.

"Ritchie's influence rivals Jobs's; it's just less visible," James Grimmelman observed on Twitter. "His pointer has been cast to void *; his process has terminated with exit code 0."

Biography of Dennis Ritchie


  1. This guy looks like the most interesting man on the planet lol