Tribute to Computing Legend Dennis Ritchie #RIPDennis


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Tribute to Computing Legend Dennis Ritchie #RIPDennis

  1. 1. Dennis Ritchie September 9, 1941 — October 8, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Dennis Ritchie along with <br />Ken Thompson developed Programming Language C<br />---------------------------------------<br />C is still one of the most used Programming languages and known for its efficiency. <br />---------------------------------------<br />A Procedural Language and lacks Object Oriented Features. <br />---------------------------------------<br />C++ was later developed as extension to C.<br />Development of Unix<br />
  3. 3. Co-author Booked on C<br />One of the finest books in C<br />---------------------------------------<br />Still a part of curriculum in several Technology Universities<br />
  4. 4. Development of Unix<br />Dennis Co-designed the Unix Operating System<br />---------------------------------------<br />He is also behind Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service), <br />an influential early time-sharing operating system.<br />Dennis Ritchie with Ken Thompson, Two men behind Unix and C.<br />
  5. 5. Root of American Technology Supremacy<br />Ritchie laid the foundation for American Technology Development.<br />---------------------------------------<br />C and Unix are amongst the greatest innovation in Computing History<br />Dennis won the National Medal of Technology 1998 on April 21, 1999.<br />
  6. 6. Dennis died on 8th Oct, 2011<br />I just heard that, after a long illness, Dennis Ritchie (dmr) died at home this weekend. I have no more information.----------------- --------------------------------------- ---------------------- I trust there are people here who will appreciate the reach of his contributions and mourn his passing appropriately.---------------- --------------------------------------- ----------------------- He was a quiet and mostly private man, but he was also my friend, colleague, and collaborator, and the world has lost a truly great mind.<br />-- Rob Pike (as posted on Google Plus)<br />The World Lost Another Technology Innovator in <br />a week after the demise of Steve Jobs.<br />
  7. 7. Media Ignores. <br />More sad news - Dennis Ritchie passed away. <br />Not covered in the media like the passing of <br />Steve Jobs (equally sad) but dmr<br />definitely deserves the <br />recognition of all the stuff he <br />invented, coded, built and provided to the tech world.<br />-- WimCoekear Writes on Oracle Blog<br />People Feel SAD.<br />
  8. 8. Digital Tribute to Dennis Death<br />Probably something only the really geeky out there care about but just heard that Dennis Ritchie passed away. He was the inventor of C and therefore as influential as anyone else in computing history. <br />It was the primary language I learned and developed on and is to this day probably the one I know best. C, and therefore Ritchie, influences every modern computer language out there. I guarantee you that your life is somehow affected by his influence. Heck, you probably wouldn't be reading this post right now if it weren't for him. <br />/* For Dennis Ritchie */#include <stdio.h>void main ( ){printf("Goodbye World n");printf("RIP Dennis Ritchie");}<br />Rob Mulargia<br />University of Cagliari<br />Physics student<br />Terrence Lui <br />Founder of<br />
  9. 9. Digital Response to Dennis Death<br />The Web Tribute (in last 5 days)<br />367k web mentions <br />70 News Articles<br />5070 Blog coverage.<br />13,100 discussions.<br />
  10. 10. RIP Dennis Ritchie<br />Dennis Ritchie’s demise is a irrecoverable loss to the mankind. We have lost a great visionary and one of the finest programmer of all times.<br />Team Buzzom is with Dennis’ family during this tough time. Heartfelt condolences to all the programming fans. May his soul rest in peace.<br />
  11. 11. Credits<br /><br /><br /><br /> <br />