RIP: Steve Jobs, Dennis Ritchie, John McCarthy

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  1. As all of us know, Steve Jobs died on October 5th, 2011 at the age of 56 which cause a tremendous echo in media.
  2. ... and this commencement address at Standford from 2005 became famous over night (btw. it is worthwhile to see and listen).

  3. Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
  4. Some days later (October 12th, 2011), Dennis Ritchie died at the age of 70. He was known for the C programming language and the Unix operating system.
  5. Dennis Ritchie, co-creator of Unix software, dies
  6. October 24th, 2011, John McCarthy, the creator of Lisp died at the age of 84. He received the Turing Award in 1971 for his major contributions to the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

  7. John McCarthy, Professor Emeritus, Stanford
  8. The reminds about Ole-Johan Dahl, Edsger W. Dijkstra and Kristen Nygaard. All three were born around the beginning of the nineteen thirties and died in 2002. All three were among the brightest stars of early informatics (or computing science). See the people behind informatics exhibition created for that purpose below.