(via Dennis Ritchie, Computer-programming Pioneer, Dies)
So long, and thanks for all the command-lines Ritchie.
For those of you not total geeks like me, Dennis Ritchie created the C programming language, was on the team with created UNIX (which then became BSD, Solaris, and OS X, inspiring, along the way, the creation of MINIX and Linux) back at Bell Labs.
He also co-authored The C Programming Language, which seems like a no-brainer, given that he invented the thing, but above and beyond teaching how to program in C, it also has taught generations of hackers how to program, period. It’s one of the “gateway drug” books for learning computer programming.