Tech World Mourns Loss of Dennis Ritchie, Father of C and Unix
Dennis Ritchie, the computer scientist responsible for C and Unix, has passed away at age 70. His career leaves behind an operating system and programming language that form the basis of some of the world's most widely used technologies. "You've got all these operating systems, languages and programs all building on Dennis' work," Pike concluded. "It's hard to think of a bigger legacy."