• Dennis Ritchie Dies Aged 70

    Dennis Ritchie, the creator of the C programming language and co-founder of the Unix operating system, has died at the age of 70.

    Mr Ritchie was arguably one of the most influential figures in the early days of computing and laid the foundations for many of today's technologies before they were even conceived. If you use a computer today, chances are you are using something built on his ideas from decades ago.

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