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Oct. 25th, 2011 | 11:45 am

It seems that there's no end to the deaths in the computer industry. After Steve Jobs (who probably does not need any sort of introduction), we also lost Dennis Ritchie (most wellknown for co-creating C and Unix), and now John McCarthy (who created LISP and also coined the term AI).

Makes you wonder who'll be next. :(

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from: porsupah
date: Oct. 25th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)

It's remarkable just how much impact an individual can have in the field.. still, their work lives on - and that's really the finest tribute of all. (Sprint's back-page ad in Rolling Stone summed it up in Jobs' case most succinctly)

It's up to everyone else now, to build on what they've accomplished. ^_^

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from: schnee
date: Oct. 25th, 2011 07:53 pm (UTC)

That's a very nice ad, and a very good perspective to have. Yes, people may die, but their legacy and their accomplishments live on.

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