The world is still reeling from the loss of one Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer, when tonight we learned of the loss of another innovative visionary: Dennis Ritchie, co-inventor of the C programming language on which much of modern computing is based, like it or not. Mr Ritchie also played a significant role in the original development of UNIX.
So within one week, we have lost two greatly creative thinkers. Perhaps one could say that the apple has lost its seeds or kernels.
RIP Steve Jobs and Dennis Ritchie. You will both be missed, and remembered.