This article gets a few trivial points wrong (for example, missing C# being a close derivative of Java) but I think it does a good job of explaining for a more general audience why many of us cared so deeply when we heard of Dennis Ritchie’s passing.

Without Dennis Ritchie, there would be no Jobs | ZDNet

Jes Sorensen October 17, 2011 11:46

Nice to see more mainstream finally acknowledging Dennis Ritchie instead of spending all their time trying to propel Jobs into sainthood.

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