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A rough month for computer science legends

First Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple.
[links omitted; you've all seen them]

A week later, Dennis Ritchie, co-inventor of C and Unix (and therefore, indirectly, C++, Java, C#, MSDOS, Windows, Linux, MacOS, etc.)

And yesterday, John McCarthy, inventor of Lisp, automatic garbage collection, and the term "artificial intelligence" (and therefore, indirectly, Scheme, Java, Javascript, C#, Python, Ruby, Google, etc.) See
Wired, CNet, the Register, Quarter to Three.