Thank You Dennis Ritchie Supporting tagline
Thank you for pairing up and meeting Ken Thompson at Bell Labs, for writing C, the most important programming language in modern computing history.
Thank you for giving wings to UNIX, the most influential operating system in the history of modern computing, and Ken Thompson's new child.
Without you, as C++ designer Bjarne Stoustrup says:
“If Dennis had decided to spend that decade on esoteric math, Unix would have been stillborn.”
Thank you for changing my life.
Rest in peace.
12 October 2011