First time I heard the name Dennis Ritchie was in my 2nd year in Engineering when we had the computer lab on C programming. When I started to learn and understand the power & usability of C, i was amazed what it could do. Dennis Richie had created a marvel way back in 1970s that was still popular and very powerful in late 1990s.
The impact Dennis Ritchie’s creation has on the world of computing is un-parallel. C & UNIX are everywhere and both form the base for most things that we are familiar today.
Read this article: http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2011/10/thedennisritchieeffect/
RIP (Rest In Peace) Dennis Ritchie… The world may have forgotten your contribution, but you will always near everybody with your creations.