Earlier this month, the technology world lost a prominent individual, Steve Jobs.
Jobs of course was influential in the world of Apple Computers. He returned to Apple and help market the iPod and other fashionable electronic gadgets.
But this week, Dennis Ritchie also passed away at the age of 70. His death will not herald big head lines for he was not as charismatic or visible as Jobs. His contribution to the world of technology is no less as important though.
Ritchie co-founded the Unix operating system, a computer operating system heavily used in the early days of the Internet. He also is known for his contribution to the programming language, C.
This programming language is the basis of many applications that made the internet possible at all.
If you would like to learn more about this man's important contribution to the Internet and IT world, you should simply google his name.