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Dan Dankleton writes: It is being reported that one of the men most responsible for the shape of modern computing, Dennis Ritchie, has died at the age of 70.

Ritchie was one of the main authors of both C and UNIX, and as such his legacy and influence cannot be underestimated.

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RIP Dennis Ritchie (1941-2011)

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Once it hits the fan, the only rational choice is to sweep it up, package it, and sell it as fertilizer.