Dennis Ritchie, an internationally renowned computer scientist who created the C programming language, has died at age 70.
Ritchie died at his home over the weekend, according to a Google+ post from longtime colleague Rob Pike. His Wikipedia entry was updated to say he had died in Murray Hill, N.J.
His death was confirmed today by Bell Labs, in a message from its president, Jeong Kim, to employees. That message reads, in part:
Dennis was well loved by his colleagues at Bell Labs, and will be greatly missed. He was truly an inspiration to all of us, not just … Read more