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Slightly annoyed by the so many eulogies of Dennis Ritchie from programing geeks (and then the one thousand SEO fucking sites trying to make a buck out of it (such as TechCrunch, SearchEngineLand — am nice guy and respect all — scumbags)).
So, am about to badmouth this idiot who just died — your hero, who you consider did great contribution to mankind. Are you gonna be offended?
Let me give you this perspective. Let's say it's someone you hate, is someone you consider a criminal of mankind, who did massive harm to society in a indirect way. Say, it's George W Bush, or the Catholic Pope, or Bill Gates.
Can you see the perspective now?
I hate unix. It is unix and its people, that did the computing world massive harm. It is unix, that introduced sloppy hack to the programing industry, brought about the entire security/hacking scene to the computing world. Well i exaggerated a bit, but you know i hate unix, and its people, in particular a few charlatans such as Larry Wall and i believe also Rob Pike and Eric Raymond. (disclaimer: all opinion only.)
Dennis Ritchie i don't really know what's his character. But i do know that C language, his creation, is one of the most fucked up hack.
While many tech geekers evoke a feeling of unfairness about why the mob cries a river over the death of Steve Jobs but not Dennis while Dennis did “far more contribution”, but then, have you thought about why you couldn't even name one mathematician who died in the past decade yet whose contribution to mankind far surpass Dennis Ritche?