Friday, October 14, 2011

Dennis Ritchie pioneering programmer dies

Dennis Ritchie
Dennis Ritchie an American computer scientist notable for developing the programming language C and for having influenced other programming languages and operating systems including Multics and Unix has died. He received the Turing Award (computer science's Nobel Prize) in 1983 and the National Medal of Technology. Ritchie was the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department when he retired in 2007. The Guardian newspaper has published an interesting obituary.