Dennis Ritchie, a silent pioneer whose impact far exceeded that of Steve Jobs, has passed away. The bulk of Internet traffic runs on UNIX servers and routers written in C, both of which were invented by Ritchie. UNIX was also the foundation for Mac OS, iOS, Linux and Android. Java, C#, Python, Ruby all owe their existence to C. And the world has barely noticed. Even the Wired article below sadly has to use a Steve Jobs reference to draw attention. Sad. RIP.
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