Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday October 30, 2011

Today is Dennis Ritchie Day

One of the greats of the computing industry recently passed away, but his passing was overshadowed by the death of Steve Jobs and the publicity associated with that event. Chances are the name Dennis Ritchie isn’t that familiar to most, even in the computer world. If you use C, C++, or Unix, you are part of his legacy.

Steve Jobs died there was a wide lament, but it's worth noting that the resurgence of Apple depended a great deal on Dennis' work with C and Unix.