Dennis Ritchie, Father of C and Co-Developer of Unix, Dies | WIRED

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Inventor of C Dennis Ritchie Honored With Second Death

    Dennis Ritchie invented the “C” programming language, so a second round of honors comes as no surprise. Although five years ago he passed away, some confusion over a tweet started the social media avalanche known as “second death syndrome”. The problem, especially if you look at it from Ritchie’s perspective, is that he’s been dead for five years — exactly five years. That time gap seems to have escaped some of the biggest names in tech, including Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who late Wednesday tweeted out Wired’s five-year-old obituary on Ritchie

    Tech luminaries laud Dennis Ritchie … 5 years after death

    Well-known tech figures appear to have forgotten the father of the C programming language died years ago, falling victim to social media’s “second death syndrome.”


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