Friday, October 14, 2011

Dennis Ritchie - The Rich!

Huh! I couldn't stop myself from putting this. Dennis Ritchie after Steve Jobs!!!
Having written something about Jobs couple of days back, its not fair on my part if I won't write anything about Dennis.
After all, I started my career(and still continuing) as a C/C++ coder.
It might sound little exaggerated but I want to put it like this-
Dennis helped me earn bread and Jobs made it more tasty.

By the way, if you are wondering about the title('The Rich'), then yes, according to me, he is the richest man in this world.
Ever wondered why computers expanded(read it exploded) as much as they did in last few decades? The immediate answer might be beautiful, user-friendly and easy-to-use graphical interface between the electronic and human world. But the base on which this interface stands, is the operating system - Unix, that this man created while sitting in a laboratory.
He might not have earned millions/billions but my title refers to non-materialistic wealth that he earned. His creation is spread across the far reaching corners of this globe and is continuing to spread further.
Every person using a computer owes him a Salute!

Rest in peace Mr. Dennis!

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Imagine a world without Jobs!

Well. I cannot imagine a world without 'Jobs'.
He is not my kith or kin. Yet, looking at these pics is such a pain.
Reading those lines in the news papers about his last breath is such a sad feeling.
The only relation I have with this man is the device that I carry with me every minute of the day. I feel so connected.

Rest in peace Mr Jobs!

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