Unix and C pioneer Dennis Ritchie has passed away. Bummer. This IEEE Spectrum article gives the full details on his amazing career. I'll remember him for being one of the authors of the world's best C programming book, best known as "K+R" or "Kernighan and Ritchie". I had the pleasure of hearing Kernighan speak at Temple University a couple of years ago... pretty cool stuff. Anyways, thanks for the phenomenal tool, Dr. Ritchie. You've probably touched more lives that even Steve Jobs did!