A note from Brian Kernighan on the symposium held in memory of Dennis Ritchie last month. I had the great honour to have Dennis and then Brian as my boss when I worked at Bell Labs. I particularly enjoyed Brian's talk on Dennis, below, where he focussed on Dennis as a writer.
It's unfortunate, but time marches on. There was a gathering in honor of Dennis Ritchie's contributions at Bell Labs on Sept 7. It drew a large crowd, mostly Bell Labs alumni and present employees. Several of us gave short talks, which eventually wound up on YouTube.
Susanne Arney Intro: http://youtu.be/5phgZAYzjx8
David Patterson: http://youtu.be/Bx8PL5sMD6o
Brian Kernighan: http://youtu.be/uxtKwJZbYr0
Doug McIlroy: http://youtu.be/Y-TrkYL0VtI
Steve Fortune and the other Bell Labs researchers:
Al Aho: http://youtu.be/GfoSbffSIQ4
Eric Schmidt: http://youtu.be/3-gTXWhx1y8
Lynn Ritchie: http://youtu.be/7Zt50RpYs70
John Ritchie: http://youtu.be/E4h6WynJzjI
Bill Ritchie: http://youtu.be/_BwVlHOpX10
Al did an especially good job, and the Ritchie segments reveal how talented the family is, along with some facets of Dennis's life that none of us ever knew.