Dennis Ritchie memorial symposium

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
    Artwork:  http://youtu.be/IjRPHdCWUQQ

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.

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