Quotes by Dennis Ritchie

About Dennis Ritchie:

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie was an American computer scientist. He created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system. Ritchie and Thompson received the Turing Award from the ACM in 1983, the Hamming Medal from the IEEE in 1990 and the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton in 1999. Ritchie was the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department when he retired in 2007. He was the "R" in K&R C and commonly known by his username dmr.

Author Bio

  • NameDennis Ritchie
  • DescriptionAmerican computer scientist
  • AliasesDennis MacAlistair Ritchie; A. Rit?i; dmr; Dennis M. Ritchie
  • BornSeptember 9, 1941
  • DiedOctober 12, 2011
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionComputer Scientist; Programmer; Writer
  • AwardsTuring Award; National Medal Of Technology And Innovation; Harold Pender Award