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About Dennis Ritchie
Dennis Ritchie was a renowned American computer scientist who created the Unix operating system and the C programming language along with fellow computer scientist Ken Thompson.
He was born to Jean and scientist Alistair Ritchie.
For his pioneering work in the field of computer science, he won a number of awards including the Turing Award in 1983 and the Hamming Medal in 1990.
In 1999, U.S. President Bill Clinton bestowed upon him the prestigious National Medal of Technology.
His death in 2011 didn’t receive the deserved media attention since it happened a week after the death of the iconic information technology entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. Steve Jobs.
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Famous quotes by Dennis Ritchie
For infrastructure technology, C will be hard to displace.Dennis Ritchie
Dennis Ritchie's Popularity
Dennis Ritchie was a famous American computer scientist, who was born on September 9, 1941. As a person born on this date, Dennis Ritchie is listed in our database as the 27th most popular celebrity for the day (September 9) and the 31st most popular for the year (1941).
People born on September 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Dennis Ritchie is the 719th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Dennis Ritchie's birthday, Dennis Ritchie is the 5040th most famous American and ranks 2nd in famous people born in Bronxville, New York, U.S.
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