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31 Responses to Steve Jobs Vs. Dennis Ritchie [Pic]

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    orange_panty Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    Link: Steve Jobs Vs. Dennis Ritchie - Both died within the same month. Who should have gotten more recognition for their accomplishments?
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    February 4, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    Wow, I had no idea. Thank you Mr. Ritchie.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Didn`t we go through this when Dennis Ritchie died? every news outlet and every site like this reminding you of him? Why do people insist on comparing him with Steve Jobs just because they died in the same month? Wouldn`t it be nicer to say: "Dennis Ritchie did this and that and he deserves your respect" instead of "Dennis Ritchie was ignored because Steve Jobs was in the way"

    Which by the way, thanks to the gazillion posts reminding you of the matter, was not actually the case.

    It`s like saying nobody cared about Farrah Fawcett`s death because Michael Jackson died around the same time. Total bull.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    February 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm
    Hit play and watch CYBERDYNE`s gif...lol

    Okay, so I don`t know how to post YT videos here, arg...
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    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    February 4, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    Big up Dennis.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    February 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    As much as I believe that Dennis Ritchie has not received his due from the mainstream, I also believe that to say none of those things would have existed without him is wrong. They just would have not been done in C. Unix was originally coded in Assembly language. Everything Dennis Ritchie did was built upon work done by others, so it`s not like he invented programing.

    The same can be said of Steve Jobs, as he got most of his ideas from others as well, especially the Macintosh and its OS.

    That being said, Dennis Ritchie rocks and would kick Steve Jobs A$$ in an epic rap battle.
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    Zuriel Male 30-39
    554 posts
    February 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    who`s this steve jobs person?
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    OpsAss13 Male 30-39
    514 posts
    February 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    @jendrian. You obviously fail to understand the meaning behind the post. Farrah and Michael are both huge celebrities so, of course, one death did not trump the other in the media. Ritchie is unknown to the majority so his death didn`t get much play. Some might say that the death of, well known, Jobs trumped.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    February 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    that`s like saying Guy1 wrote and designed widely known and used books but Guy2 developed paper
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    February 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    "that`s like saying Guy1 wrote and designed widely known and used books but Guy2 developed paper"

    Not exactly. C isn`t the only option out there, it`s just the best. Had he not developed it in the first place, someone else would have developed something to take it`s place. Paper, pretty much, is the only thing that would work in books.

    Not to say that developing the most widely used programming language isn`t a huge thing. Just that to say Windows, Linux and other OSs wouldn`t exist with out it isn`t true.
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    CoolerThanMe Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    That seems like giving credit to the person who created paint the credit for a painting.
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    Lobotomy Male 13-17
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    February 4, 2012 at 7:12 pm
    Wha da fug is C?
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    So Steve created a bunch of crappy products that either existed already or are crappier versions of things that existed already. He may have trademarked the iPod but MP3 music players existed years before the first one and were superior when it came out. iPads are just laptops with touchscreens and no keyboards, which is severely inconvenient in comparison to regular laptops. So what exactly is so amazing about apple products again?
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    @SarahofBorg
    What is so amazing about apple products?
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    BloodyCanker Female 18-29
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    February 4, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    @Lobotomy

    .______. it`s a programming language *sigh*
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    dragonman62 Male 18-29
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    February 4, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    "Wha da fug is C?"

    Wow
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    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    February 4, 2012 at 11:28 pm
    Dennis has my respect.
    Apple is popular and C is not. Which is just fine with me.
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    elhowell Male 18-29
    168 posts
    February 5, 2012 at 12:21 am
    Yea, why is this just makin it to IAB?
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    ivran Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2012 at 12:32 am
    Steve Jobs was a celebrity. Ritchie was not. It`s as simple as that.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 5, 2012 at 4:21 am
    Oh, now I C.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    February 5, 2012 at 4:40 am
    @draculya I C what you did there. Mr. Ritchie does get my respect, but so does Steve Jobs. Both were creative visionaries in their fields, and the world would be a much less technologically advanced place without either one.
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    February 5, 2012 at 7:32 am
    Steve Jobs` field was marketing, not computers.
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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
    439 posts
    February 5, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    This "if not for him you don`t have all of these things" argument is not as cut and dried as it sounds. You make it sound as though no one else in the world ever would have thought of it.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    And without Dennis Ritchie parents, there wouldnt be any Dennis Ritchie in the first place. I think they are the real heroes here
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    JaLacaob Male 18-29
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    February 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    Draculya> Don`t you mean ... "Oh, now iC?"
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    February 5, 2012 at 7:23 pm
    "This "if not for him you don`t have all of these things" argument is not as cut and dried as it sounds. You make it sound as though no one else in the world ever would have thought of it."

    No one else had and that is the point. Just because someone else could have if he had not does not mean he should not be recognized accordingly for being the one that did.
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    notorious98 Male 30-39
    151 posts
    February 5, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    @Corpsecrank

    Spot on. Someone MAY have invented C years later, but how far behind where we are right this instant would we be? Had he NOT thought it up, how long does it eventually take someone to do so? How much longer would it have taken for Windows to come out? How much longer for massive amounts of software that exist today? We could still be sending penpal letters and buying products in stores only. So, in truth, if not for him, maybe at this point in time, we DON`T have all of these things and they continue to be pipe dreams in `50s style "In the future" movies.
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    artmunki Male 30-39
    176 posts
    February 6, 2012 at 4:10 am
    The difference is that Ritchie actually created something himself, while all that Jobs ever did was take credit for other people`s work. He was the marketing manager in charge of a creative team, not an actual creative himself. Steve Jobs took a previously respectable company and turned it into a personality cult ... he deserved to be pilloried, not praised.
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    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 1:02 am
    90% of the applications in the world are NOT written in C. That`s ridiculous.
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    chatshow Male 18-29
    2 posts
    February 11, 2012 at 8:19 am
    hmm .. wirklich?

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