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The world has its priorities all wrong

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The world has its priorities all wrong

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Onyma Report This Comment
Date: January 15, 2012 08:35AM

Amen and RIP Dennis Ritchie
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: January 15, 2012 02:17PM

people are stupid.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 15, 2012 03:37PM

Yes, they most certainly are. Fortunately not all of them, because someone has to invent the cool shit for us to play with. Like indoor RC helicopter toys.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: January 15, 2012 04:31PM

..."not a single newspaper cares"...
But it was reported here at Plus613, read this.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 15, 2012 04:49PM

You are right Woberto. It was reported in news and Richie had a whole lot to his credit in achievements that effect all of us using technology. There are an awful lot of unsung and under-sung heroes like him. It is sad but always seems that way, doesn't it?
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 16, 2012 07:01AM

Well I never heard of him and I would bank not many people ever heard of him either. Not many people used or know of unix but a lot of people use iphone and ipod so most people knew steve jobs.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: January 20, 2012 05:47AM

And the iphone runs a cut down version of OSX, which is BSD based, which is a form of Unix.

Many, many, many people use Unix every single day and simply don't know about it.

The applications are also pretty much all written in C, or at least the interpreter is.

You have no idea how important this guy's work was. Steve Jobs on the other hand was just a cunt.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 20, 2012 07:18AM

I was majoring in computer programming in college in late '70s but had to leave because of relocation when I left I was studying PL1 and never got to C language. Even with that I never heard of this guy. Heard of unix, linux and such but never liked them. Aside from Basic used in my Timex Sinclair or dos in my XT machine years ago I have mostly used windows based machines. Just too lazy to learn a new operating system unless I get a good cheap Macbook with OS10 on it that someone brings me at the fleamarket.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: January 20, 2012 06:53PM

I like python, they should make a DOS.

lambda *a:[b,c][not a]
foo = [1,2,3,4,5,6]
foo = [foo.pop() for x in foo]
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 20, 2012 10:28PM

TCP/IP is the result of Unix and everyone who uses anything that gets online uses that. The man's contribution is more far reaching than some of you dickheads out there realize. You may not have heard of him before but now that you have pull your head out of your ass and have some respect for a change.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: January 20, 2012 11:17PM

woo saaaaaaaaaaaa
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 22, 2012 07:37AM

Well I don't have respect for anyone so why should it be him.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 23, 2012 10:03PM

If you have no respect for anyone else then it's pointless.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 24, 2012 06:41AM

Now you got it. People have to earn my respect and few have.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 24, 2012 02:23PM

So how is that attitude working out for you? Getting much respect lately?
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 25, 2012 07:19AM

Actually I get a lot of respect everywhere I go.
pulse Report This Comment
Date: January 25, 2012 08:39PM

Your ego aside, I don't give a toss if you respect this guy or not. The simple fact is he single handedly changed the world in more ways than you can ever imagine - Unix & C is everywhere. Period.

Pretty much every electronic device these days runs because of his work. Sure, your TV or bluray player might run Java, but the interpreter was written in C. Your computer's operating system, mostly C. Your car's ECU, C. Your telephone switching network.. etc etc.

You can respect whoever you want to, that's not the point. He's made far more of a change to the world than an asshole who sold shiny toys. And yes, I own some of those shiny toys.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 25, 2012 10:50PM

And yes, he was reputed to be a genuine asshole. Jobs that is, not Ritchie.

I think a better term than respect in this case would be recognition. Although they are similar in some meanings one can recognize the contributions of another without necessarily respecting them as an individual.

There, is it all better now?

I don't own any of the shiny toys and I don't get much respect either.

He who has the most toys leaves a longer will.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 25/01/2012 10:51PM by BlahX3.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2012 06:18AM

I have heard of Steve Jobs but not Ritchie. I have never met either so I have no respect for either of them. I have heard of their contributions and I do have some of the shiny toys and that does not bring respect. The few people who have my respect have earned it. As much as I liked Bush when he was in office even he didn't have my respect because I have never talked to him personally. Also just because someone has died does not mean I have to respect them. I can only give them reverence for their passing.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 26, 2012 01:32PM

Seems reasonable enough to me and I admit I am pretty much the same way. It seems to be a matter of choice of words and in retrospect my choice to use "respect" was possibly misplaced.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 27, 2012 07:30AM

Well everybody dies sooner or later and the only ones that bother me are my close friends and family. When famous or almost famous people die it means nothing to me except that my time will come someday. After losing so many in my family I guess I am a little jaded in the death area, even the recent death of my own son didn't get much reaction from me, I never morn anymore.
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 27, 2012 07:33PM

I think people should get the recognition they deserve but they don't and that's not gonna change.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 28, 2012 06:40AM

Well Tesla never got the recognition he deserved either. Maybe because he was a vampire?winking
smiley
BlahX3 Report This Comment
Date: January 28, 2012 09:43PM

Tesla has a lot of recognition for many things he did. I don't know if he got it while he was alive or not if that's what you mean, but among the electrical and electronics and technology community he is a god.