[TUHS] Happy birthday, Dennis Ritchie!
dave at horsfall.org
Thu Sep 14 09:22:52 AEST 2017
On Sun, 10 Sep 2017, arnold at skeeve.com wrote:
> I just want to say that Dennis Ritchie was "a scholar and a gentleman".
> He was always warm, polite, friendly, and down to earth, both in his
> correspondance with me, and in direct conversation the few times I
> talked to him in person at USENIX conferences. He helped out A LOT when
> I had Unix history questions for whatever books I happened to be
He was at an AUUG conference in Sydney, and although I never got to shake
hands with him (he had too many fans around him, and I had a home and a
wife to go back to, not to mention two cats), he struck me as being the
perfect gentleman. Mr. and Mrs. Ritchie, you raised a damned good son...
> Not only to me, of course, but he was that way with everyone. He also
> had a warm sense of humor, and was very active in the TUHS and Unix
> history preservation.
> He continues to be missed.
And I just wish that the Penguin/OS community would realise this; if you
believe those silly sods, you'd think that they invented Unix...
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU) "Those who don't understand security will suffer."
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