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Submission + - RIP Dennis Ritchie (1941-2011) (boingboing.net)

Dan Dankleton writes: It is being reported that one of the men most responsible for the shape of modern computing, Dennis Ritchie, has died at the age of 70.

Ritchie was one of the main authors of both C and UNIX, and as such his legacy and influence cannot be underestimated.

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RIP Dennis Ritchie (1941-2011)

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Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?

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