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RIP Dennis Ritchie

Dennis Ritchie passed away this evening at the age of 70. I doubt it’ll get the play in the papers that Steve Jobs death did even though Ritchie’s impact was greater in my opinion. For those unfamiliar a brief writeup on Unix and its founders.

Rob Pike posted a note re: Ritchie’s passing.

A true passing of an era. And man does it make me feel old. I still remember first using Unix back in 1979 and then used it pretty much constantly ever since.

TheĀ  most apropos send off comes from Muppet Labs, albeit no relation to the Muppets or their infamous lab.

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