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You were the father of C which definitely changed the world. You created Unix with Ken Thompson and it was probably the most important piece of technology for practical computing.

some great people are great because they make their greatest contributions to the world and leave silently. You good sir will forever live in hearts of boring nerds like me.

[No picture. Because I don't remember you from your photo. I remember you as some sort of a super power that rules a green on black world.]

Thank you for C. Thank you for Unix. Thank you for a computing environment that is comfortable for boring nerds.

Rest in peace.


  1. Without you there would be void. :(


  2. Good bye, sir. Without you, we could still be in the stone age of computing. I wonder how many realize the significance of C and Unix.

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