May his soul rest in peace.
Just like many of you, I fell in love with computers only after I stated learning C programming language, which is a gold standard for several other programming languages that came after that. I used to code very intensively in C programming language when I started my career in the IT industry.
While I’ve cleaned-up and given away lot of my technology books, I never gave away “The C programming language” book written by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie that is shown below, which brings me so much pleasant memory and joy by just looking at it. I purchased this book in 1994 and still have it.
Thank you Dennis Ritchie for giving us the C programming language, which has served as a foundation for several key technologies that has changed our lives.
He also played a significant role in the development of UNIX during the early stages.
President Clinton awarded Dennis Ritchie the National Medal of Technology in 1999.
Read this google+ post where Rob Pike (Dennis Ritchie’s former colleague) talks about what Dennis Ritchie has accomplished.