Sad day in the UNIX word – R.I.P. Dennis Ritchie

Yesterday was a really sad day in the UNIX world and in the technology world in general. Dennis Ritche, the creator of the C programming language and co-creator of the UNIX operating system (fundamentally the best operating system in the world) sadly passed away. Comparing Dennis Ritche to the also recently deceased Steve Jobs is like comparing apples and oranges (intellectually it is not fair to compare a scientist to a salesman). Both were part of the computer revolution as we know it. However in my eyes, Dennis Ritche had a far more greater impact in the technology world than Steve Jobs. The simple fact that practically all of UNIX/Linux; all core internet applications like Apache and BIND, MySQL and PostgreSQL, and all modern scripting languages are all written in C, is absolutely amazing. Unlike the media coverage that was made on Steve Jobs death, it is an absolute shame that the majority of people do not know who he was and not know the amazing work that he did. May he rest in peace, as his work and legacy will live forever.

“UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.”
– Dennis Ritche

#include <stdio.h>
main ()

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