Dennis Ritchie, best known as the creator of the C programming language and co-creator of the UNIX operating system passed away on the weekend of October 8th, battling an unspecified illness at the age of 70 and the news of his death came from past collaborator, Rob Pike in a message on Google+ which read: “I trust there are people here who will appreciate the reach of his contributions and mourn his passing appropriately. He was a quiet and mostly private man, but he was also my friend, colleague, and collaborator, and the world has lost a truly great mind.” In 1999, Mr Ritchie’s influence and accomplishments won official notice when he was awarded the US National Medal of Technology……………….
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