Saturday, 15 October 2011

Hmmm


6 comments:

  1. Maybe not in the news pages, but there was a lengthy obituary in this morning's Guardian.
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/oct/13/dennis-ritchie?INTCMP=SRCH

    It includes this "Steve Jobs was a Unix devotee. When he was ousted from Apple Computer in 1985, he used Unix as the basis for his NeXT workstation. After his return to Apple 10 years later, he brought Unix with him and it became the foundation for all of Apple's current products."

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  2. I should, of course, have written a whole article on how "The man that invented the operating system that runs your iPhone has died", and try and make it just confuse the hell out of the people that assume I am talking about Steve Jobs. Don't get me wrong, I like all the shiny, and what Steve managed was impressive even though some aspects of the business may not be ideal, but none of this would have been possible without Dennis Ritchie's work.

    Found that cartoon from a post on twitter...

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  3. I agree with the cartoon too.

    Also - This is an interesting article:

    http://gawker.com/5847344/what-everyone-is-too-polite-to-say-about-steve-jobs

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  4. news.bbc.co.uk had the article "Unix creator Dennis Ritchie dies" in their "most popular" list for about three days.

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  5. There is to be a piece on him on the Radio 4 obituary programme - Last Word - at 4pm this afternoon.

    See http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015ztln

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