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Dennis Ritchie, 1941-2011

Dennis Ritchie and President Clinton

Dennis Ritchie received the National Medal of Technology in 1999 from President Clinton.

Credit: Bell Labs / Lucent Technologies

 Colleagues recall the creator of C and codeveloper Unix, an unassuming but brilliant man who enjoyed playing practical jokes on his coworkers.

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Partha Mukherjee

Thank you for the tools and teaching me how to do more with less.

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