drwho writes "Dennis Ritchie, co-creator of Unix and C, has died of natural causes. There has been no official confirmation. This is the passing of a much more influential person than Steve Jobs in the geek world" Link to Original Source
Top Ten Things Overheard At The ANSI C Draft Committee Meetings:
(7) Well, it's an excellent idea, but it would make the compilers too
hard to write.