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    Default Another pioneer passes away

    Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C language and UNIX, passed away today.

    http://www.osnews.com/story/25232/De...d_C_Dead_at_70

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Ritchie

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanjo View Post
    Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C language and UNIX, passed away today.

    http://www.osnews.com/story/25232/De...d_C_Dead_at_70

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Ritchie
    really sad... I never heard anything negative about Dennis Ritchie

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    [sarcasm]who was the other pioneer that passed away?? [/sarcasm]

    on a serious note this guy WAS truly a pioneer and hugely influential in the IT but he didn't have a company producing shiny devises neither a "religious cult" following him so this -sadly- will only be published in IT related media.

    o tempora o mores

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89c51 View Post
    [sarcasm]who was the other pioneer that passed away?? [/sarcasm]

    on a serious note this guy WAS truly a pioneer and hugely influential in the IT but he didn't have a company producing shiny devises neither a "religious cult" following him so this -sadly- will only be published in IT related media.

    o tempora o mores
    sure sure but the german "heise" company honor him big 1 last time :http://www.heise.de/ix/meldung/Unix-...e-1360366.html
    Last edited by Qaridarium; 10-13-2011 at 09:00 AM.

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    Farewell Mr Ritchie, and thanks for all the code... /salute

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    ... Yes, a true "Innovator",..., he was.

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    He was one of the greatest. His books on UNIX and C language were my Bibles for years.

    Rest in peace, Mr.Ritchie, we would remember you and your deeds.

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    He is in one league with Einstein. Thank you for helping humanity.

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    Default In your face



    Steve Jobs a pioneer... Pioneered what?

    This?


    Or pherhaps this?


    Or do you mean this?


    Puhlease....

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    Jobs pioneered nothing. That was all Steve Wozniak in the early days of Apple. And some random designer team in the latter ones. Jobs was just a businessman. Nothing more, nothing less.

    Ritchie on the other hand was a real scientist.

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