According to me Both Dennis and Steve were the greatest men on earth.
Yes I agree with the fact that Steve gained all the limelight even after his death.
Dennis was a genius who prefer his work to speak rather than himself. His creations have changed the world especially C and UNIX.
Whereas Steve was a guy who was a marketing genius, Standing on the stage at Mac World Expo he has mesmerized the audiences for ages. He enjoyed the limelight and grabbed attention even after his death.
It’s sad that very few people know Dennis Ritchie (I know him because I belong to the Programmer category) but many of my friends and colleagues who belong to different professions didn’t know him but most of them know Steve because Apple products are famous. Steve was successful in creating madness for Apple. There are people who are crazy after iPhone, iPad, iPod etc etc and owning one is also regarded as a status symbol.
Similarly Dennis Ritchie who can be considered as the God of Programming has changed the world with his inventions. And Geeks never fight for limelight. They keep on working behind the scenes and let their work talk for them.
So Let’s pay our Tribute to both of them and if possible make this ignorant world a little aware about Dennis Ritchie whose creations have made the earth a better place to live in.
Check out the article below.
Dennis Ritchie: The shoulders Steve Jobs stood on