Monthly Archives: October 2011

DMR

Wow, all industry news today from CodeProject are about dmr’s death! Fair enough. He’s the kind of gay that fits in the definition from Linus’ “when programmers were programmers and wrote their own device drivers…”

Dennis Ritchie: 1941-2011
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Source: Muppetlabs
(http://www.muppetlabs.com/~breadbox/rip-dmr.html)

Dennis Ritchie, father of Unix and C, dies
“If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” Source: ZDNet
(http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/business-of-it/2011/10/13/dennis-ritchie-father-of-unix-and-c-dies-40094176/)

Dennis Ritchie
“They said it couldn’t be done, and he did it.”
Source: Sutter’s Mill
(http://herbsutter.com/2011/10/12/dennis-ritchie/)

DMR, 1941—2011
Some things we now know to be good ideas.
Source: Tim Bray
(http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2011/10/12/DMR)

In his own words
An impressive resume.
Source: Dennis M. Ritchie
(http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/dmr/)