Whiney Mac Fanboy writes "The register & many others, are reporting on the death of Dennis Ritchie", confirmed by a google plus post by Rob Pike, a former colleague at Bell labs.
Dennis Ritchie was best known as co-creator of the Unix operating system (modern versions of which underpin most smart phones, Linux & OS X) and the creator of the powerful & elegant C programming language.
This is a truly sad day. The computing community has lost one of the giants, on who's shoulders so many who came after stood."
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