I’m saddened today by learning that Dennis Richie has passed away. While not a household name like Steve Jobs, Mr. Richie has been ever so important in shaping the computing world we live in today. Being responsible for both the C programming language as well as being a key developer behind the original UNIX, his accomplishments are impressive to say the least. Without these things alone, the world we know and work in today would be incredibly different.
Thank you for all the hard work and excellent creations, Mr. Richie!