Dennis Ritchie passed away.
It is indeed a sad day.
I started using computers when in university (I was 18 then). And in the last 14 years, I have been using both C and Unix (and its variants, Linux mostly). And if I look around, most of the devices that I have, including but not limited to, my laptop, my phone, my desktop at work, use C and Unix (Linux in this case). I earn my 'daily-bread' as a C programmer, I have enjoyed being a C programmer. I just love the flexibility that it provides and its sheer simplicity. I've _always_ had a copy of The C programming language with me. And that is the book that I always keep going back to, between jobs (for interviews) and occasional reference.
I owe it to Dennis Ritchie big time.
My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. May his soul rest in peace.