Most people don't know that Dennis Ritchie died on Oct. 12, 7 days after Steve Jobs.|
Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie developed the UNIX operating system at Bell Laboratories in 1970.
There are some interesting parallels.
If you count the number of UNIX variants running on computers vs Mac OS's, UNIX is the hands down winner, but most people have never heard of Dennis Ritchie, or for that matter, Douglas Engelbart, who invented the mouse.
I had the privilege of using early versions of both UNIX (1974) Macintosh (1984) in my jobs at Bell Laboratories and Bellcore.
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