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How Dennis Ritchie Changed the World

What would our world look like without C, or UNIX? In this week’s Fish Fry, I look at the remarkable life of computer science pioneer Dennis Ritchie, the challenges he faced in creating some of the most widely-used software in history, and the far-reaching impact of his elegant code – as well as how his vision of an engineering community openly sharing knowledge  inspired the open source movement of today.

I have a Spartan-6 SP01 Evaluation Kit to give away this week, but you will have to listen to find out how to win.

 

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Fish Fry Links – October 21, 2011 

More Information about the Life and Accomplishments of Dennis Ritchie (1)

More Information about the Life and Accomplishments of Dennis Ritchie (2)

More Information about the Creation of UNIX

Miyachi Unitek Unveils New Material Weldability Application for Smart Phones

Spartan-6 SP01 Evaluation Kit

Fish Fry Executive Interviews

Moshe Gavrielov, CEO – Xilinx

John Bruggeman, Former CMO – Cadence Design Systems

Darrin Billerbeck, CEO – Lattice Semiconductor

Lauro Rizzatti, Vice President of Marketing, EVE

Bill Neifert, CTO – Carbon Design Systems

Sean Dart, CEO – Forte Design Systems

Kapil Shankar, CEO – SiliconBlue

Andy Pease, CEO – QuickLogic

Rajeev Madhavan, CEO – Magma 


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