Dennis Ritchie – Another Tech Legend Passes On
It’s been a very bad year for loosing tech visionaries. Although not the cultural icon that Steve Jobs was I was saddened to hear of the passing of Dennis Ritchie. Dennis worked at Bell Labs back in the day. Without him we would not have the C programming language, which to this day is used in countless embedded devices and is used for the very serious, heavy lifting software running in the kernel space of the Unix and Linux boxes which power the Internet. Oh, and it influenced Objective-C which is the lanugage of choice for iOS development.
Speaking of Unix, he worked on that too. There aren’t many icons like Dennis anymore so you’ll be missed. Your book still sits on my bookshelf after all these years.
Learn more about Dennis Ritchie here.