TFW an obituary you wrote five years ago goes viral | Ars Technica
TFW an obituary you wrote five years ago goes viral | Ars Technica: "At the time, I noted, "Ritchie has shaped our world in much more fundamental ways than Steve Jobs or Bill Gates have. What sets him apart from them is that he did it all not in a quest for wealth or fame, but just out of intellectual curiosity." That sort of intellectual curiosity gets numbed by social media sometimes—just as it has become marginalized by popular culture, along with many things of the intellectual variety."
If you removed C and the standard C library from the public domain, the entire modern world would grind to a halt. Everything from embedded devices, to internet routers and home computers. Kaput.
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