Dennis Ritchie, “the father of C and Unix” has died. The cited piece by Laura Sydell on NPR did a nice job of explaining how important Dennis was to, well, the world.
There’s another obit over on CNN entitled, Dennis Ritchie: The shoulders of giants.
Two Ritchie quotes lifted from the Wikipedia article on him:
“UNIX is very simple, it just needs a genius to understand its simplicity.”
“C is quirky, flawed, and an enormous success.”
Rest in Peace, Dr. Ritchie.