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