the thing is steve jobs was always the big, vivacious, grand, and superlative (flashy in short lol) of a person according to what his reputation was (i'm lolling at the fact that obama and apple co. call him a icon--even reporting his death-- so to speak after reading about Dennis Ritchie now),
and this was the guy behind the curtain running the show... secretly in front of our faces after all this time.
i feel bad somewhat, because if you see your work all over the place, and someone like steve makes it feel like as if they invented it;
i'd feel cheated, betrayed somewhat.
knowing about him now makes me completely think different about technology now... and the magnitude of his legacy... yet its really unknown.
only thing apple i have now is my iPod, and i can say its dennis' work now. (fundamentally his, as chuck said.)
You can't really expect the mainstream media to cover the death of a person who never got into the mainstream.
i agree with that... it seems like he wanted to be behind the curtain, in my opinion.
but why if that was the case?
is it because he didn't want the fame, or the spotlight?
if so i guess he's someone that doesn't care about fame lol, i don't know.
thing is mainstream media sucks, i want them to research about dennis ritchie after reading the wiki article now, but that's probably not going to happen, too late for that.
Like always, those people who can promote their work best get the praise..
I guess that rings true now.
I think it's pretty disgraceful that this guy's departure never got any recognition because some flashy guy who used his work to create a company; died.
i now feel the same too chuck.
thank you for posting this.
Edited by deadpnk, 01 February 2012 - 01:19 AM.