Dennis Ritchie

  • What Can We Learn From Dennis Ritchie?

    What Can We Learn From Dennis Ritchie?

    As we noted earlier this week, one of the founding fathers of UNIX and the creator of C, Dennis Ritchie, passed away last weekend. While I feel that many in computer science and related fields knew of Ritchie’s importance to the growth and development of, well, everything to do with computing, I think it’s valuable to look back at his accomplishments and place him high in the… Read More

  • Father Of C And UNIX, Dennis Ritchie, Passes Away At Age 70

    Father Of C And UNIX, Dennis Ritchie, Passes Away At Age 70

    After a long illness, Dennis Ritchie, father of Unix and an esteemed computer scientist, died last weekend at the age of 70. Ritchie, also known as “dmr”, is best know for creating the C programming language as well as being instrumental in the development of UNIX along with Ken Thompson. Ritchie spent most of his career at Bell Labs, which at the time of his joining in 1967, was… Read More