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23092Re: RIP Dennis Ritchie

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  • Jeff Jonas
    Oct 14, 2011
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      --- In midatlanticretro@yahoogroups.com, Dan Roganti <ragooman@...> wrote:
      > RIP Dennis Ritchie

      While Evan might not get onto TV for dmr's obit, I think it behooves us to have at least a decent poster & web page for him, since it's all "made in NJ".

      Perhaps even some trade-journal coverage too? Consider this publicity stunt by the CA museum:



      Computer History Museum honors Jim Williams and Bob Pease

      Museum organizes display of Williams' lab bench to honor analog engineers. Paul Rako, Technical Editor -- EDN, October 6, 2011

      Paul Rako, Technical Editor -- EDN, October 6, 2011

      image 1Paul Rako headshotThe Co
      mputer History Museum in Mountain View, CA (photo, right), is building an \xe2\x80\x9cEng
      ineers at Work\xe2\x80\x9d exhibit, which it plans to open on Oct 15. The exhibit will ho
      nor the late \xe2\x80\x9canalog gurus\xe2\x80\x9d Jim Williams and Bob Pease, who both di
      ed this year. As part of the exhibit, Dag Spicer, the senior curator at the museum, will
      arrange and display Williams\xe2\x80\x99 famously cluttered workbench (photo, below left)
      . Jon Plutte, the media producer at the museum, notes that the exhibit will \xe2\x80\x9cc
      elebrate the engineers of today and inspire the engineers of tomorrow.\xe2\x80\x9d

      EDN will also have a role in the museum\xe2\x80\x99s exhibit. John Hamburger, the directo
      r of marketing communications at Linear Technology, selected seven issues of EDN, which w
      ill be on display. The issues include a sampling of the many articles Jim Williams wrote
      for EDN over a span of more than three decades. These articles and more are available at
      www.edn.com/jimwilliams. As part of the video assets of the exhibit, the museum officials
      interviewed many of the people Williams worked with at Linear Technology, and they also
      spoke with me.
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