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Tribute to Computing Legend Dennis Ritchie #RIPDennis


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Tribute to the legend Dennis Ritchie from Buzzom.

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  • 1. Dennis Ritchie September 9, 1941 — October 8, 2011
  • 2. Dennis Ritchie along with
    Ken Thompson developed Programming Language C
    C is still one of the most used Programming languages and known for its efficiency.
    A Procedural Language and lacks Object Oriented Features.
    C++ was later developed as extension to C.
    Development of Unix
  • 3. Co-author Booked on C
    One of the finest books in C
    Still a part of curriculum in several Technology Universities
  • 4. Development of Unix
    Dennis Co-designed the Unix Operating System
    He is also behind Multics (Multiplexed Information and Computing Service),
    an influential early time-sharing operating system.
    Dennis Ritchie with Ken Thompson, Two men behind Unix and C.
  • 5. Root of American Technology Supremacy
    Ritchie laid the foundation for American Technology Development.
    C and Unix are amongst the greatest innovation in Computing History
    Dennis won the National Medal of Technology 1998 on April 21, 1999.
  • 6. Dennis died on 8th Oct, 2011
    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.
    -- Rob Pike (as posted on Google Plus)
    The World Lost Another Technology Innovator in
    a week after the demise of Steve Jobs.
  • 7. Media Ignores.
    More sad news - Dennis Ritchie passed away.
    Not covered in the media like the passing of
    Steve Jobs (equally sad) but dmr
    definitely deserves the
    recognition of all the stuff he
    invented, coded, built and provided to the tech world.
    -- WimCoekear Writes on Oracle Blog
    People Feel SAD.
  • 8. Digital Tribute to Dennis Death
    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.
    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. 
    /* For Dennis Ritchie */#include <stdio.h>void main ( ){printf("Goodbye World n");printf("RIP Dennis Ritchie");}
    Rob Mulargia
    University of Cagliari
    Physics student
    Terrence Lui 
    Founder of
  • 9. Digital Response to Dennis Death
    The Web Tribute (in last 5 days)
    367k web mentions
    70 News Articles
    5070 Blog coverage.
    13,100 discussions.
  • 10. RIP Dennis Ritchie
    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.
    Team Buzzom is with Dennis’ family during this tough time. Heartfelt condolences to all the programming fans. May his soul rest in peace.
  • 11. Credits