Dennis Ritchie obituary

By | October 14, 2011

The American computer scientist Dennis Ritchie, who has died aged 70 after a long illness, was one of the co-inventors of the Unix operating system and the C programming language. Unix and C provided the infrastructure software and tools that created much of today’s computing environment – from the internet to smartphones – and so have played a central part in shaping the modern world.

via Dennis Ritchie obituary | Technology | The Guardian.

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