Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dennis Ritchie - Computer Legend Dies

October 13, 2011 —  Dennis RitchieWorld-renowned computer scientist Dennis Ritchie, who co-created the C programming language and co-wrote the Unix operating system, died last week in New Jersey after a long illness, according to Web reports. He was 70.
(above is from SD Times)

I met Dennis Ritchie once at a USENIX.   I was with Neil Groundwater when Neil looks over my shoulder and yells, "hey Dennis, come over here, I have someone I want you to meet."    When I turned around to shake Dennis Ritchie's hand I think I had to pull my jaw up off the floor.   A very nice and brilliant man.  Very sad...

Very nice article in New York Times that npg sent me.