Ritchie (right) receiving the Japan Prize for Information and Communications at Bell Labs headquarters in Murray Hill, New Jersey.

“UNIX is very simple, it just needs a genius to understand its simplicity.” – Dennis Ritchie

Dennis Ritchie dies – The Register
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Dennis Ritchie, co-creator of Unix and C, died Saturday, October 8th after a long but unspecified illness.