Talk:Dennis Ritchie

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Section: Views on computing[edit]

This section is apocryphal. Some FOSS wingnut trying to put words in a dead man's mouth. Remove. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 02:23, 25 August 2015

It's from a published interview from 1999. Huihermit (talk) 14:37, 28 October 2015 (UTC)


Shall we mention him? (talk) 15:21, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

No. This is pure trivia and may even be completely apocryphal. Msnicki (talk) 16:04, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
I don't just mean that particular story, but the person in general. Another article about him here (talk) 16:21, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
If you can find another WP:RS like that one, that would support notability for Sam Ritchie and we could have an article on him. And at that point, maybe it's worth a mention in this article. Msnicki (talk) 17:12, 8 May 2016 (UTC)
This is the closest thing that I could find with a quick search. (talk) 17:53, 8 May 2016 (UTC)


I propose that a different picture is used than the one currently showing on the article. It is not a good portret of Dennis Ritchie, not even in the later part of his life. Perhaps the one that is used in this article is more suiting? or the second one on this biography page? -- (talk) 17:00, 8 September 2016 (UTC)


Wiki attm states Denis died on October 12, WIRED writes it happened on 8th: — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:40, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

The article correctly states that he was found dead (not "died") on October 12. Apparently he had been dead for a few days, but the exact time of death was indeterminable. (I encountered a similar situation for my brother's death.) No doubt, the Coroner picked some specific date for the official "time of death", but during previous discussion here several editors were unhappy with substituting an arbitrary date, thus the factual wording that was used in the article. — DAGwyn (talk) 22:20, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

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