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[ NNSquad ] Computer Science Titan Dennis Ritchie dead at 70

Computer Science Titan Dennis Ritchie dead at 70

http://j.mp/o3xgWh  (Google+)

Dennis Ritchie has died after a long illness. He was only 70. I've
known him since the earliest UNIX days at Bell Labs. I can't even
begin to explain his contributions to computer science and these
systems you're using right now (co-creating UNIX, inventing the C
Language, on and on).  A news story on his death is here:

http://j.mp/rsXTLA  (Vermont Public Radio)

Below I've included a video in my collection that shows him discussing
UNIX along with co-creator Ken Thompson at the Labs many years ago.
That's Dennis in the video thumbnail. An enormous loss. That's really
all I can say right now.

http://j.mp/g5aahn  (YouTube)

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
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