Money talks, but contributions count

In the last two weeks, someone who has made a considerable contribution to computing has passed away, no, its not who you think.

Dennis Richie developed Unix and the C programming language, whilst unexciting the output of this exercise in the late 60's early 70's was the foundation of the majority of systems we now use.

Webservers, supercomputers, phones, laptops, defence systems, desktop computer systems all owe their creation to the work of Dennis.

Whilst others have been public and have made considerable money from their systems (which ironically used the brainchild of Dennis) their work whilst laudable pales into insignificance.

Who else enabled an iterative ++ and += to enter programming and give us the {}.


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