Do you know who this man is?This is Dennis Ritchie, the primary developer of the C programming language and co-creator of the Unix operating system.The browser you are currently using to read this was written in C or C++. The operating system on which that browser runs was almost certainly written in C. If you are running Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, or Android (which uses the Linux kernel), then youare running a Unix-based operating system. Even if you are running Windows, that operating system borrowed countless concepts from Unix.Not many days ago this man died, and pretty much no one within the mainstream media cared. Meanwhile, Steve Jobs, who did very little technical innovation of his own (Steve Wozniak was the technical genius at early Apple), was praised as a computing God the world over.

Do you know who this man is?

This is Dennis Ritchie, the primary developer of the C programming language and co-creator of the Unix operating system.

The browser you are currently using to read this was written in C or C++. The operating system on which that browser runs was almost certainly written in C. If you are running Linux, Mac OS X, iOS, or Android (which uses the Linux kernel), then youare running a Unix-based operating system. Even if you are running Windows, that operating system borrowed countless concepts from Unix.

Not many days ago this man died, and pretty much no one within the mainstream media cared. Meanwhile, Steve Jobs, who did very little technical innovation of his own (Steve Wozniak was the technical genius at early Apple), was praised as a computing God the world over.

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    wow. people are really superficial. RIP Dennis Ritchie.
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    I didn’t see Steve Jobs praised as a computing god, but as a design god. Those are different things. Rest in peace for...
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    RobHand Seal of Amazing. RIP Sir, the world would be a different place without your genius.
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    LMFAO!!! thats so fucked up.. rip to de god though.
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    Fuck C++
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