oct 13 2011

dmr, Sept. 9, 1941 – Oct. 9, 2011

Tag: (i)realidad,01Joaquim Anguas @ 11:29 am

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie (username dmr) died past weekend.

From the Wikipedia:

Ritchie was best known as the creator of the C programming language and a key developer of the Unix operating system, and as co-author of the definitive book on C, The C Programming Language, commonly referred to as K&R (in reference to the authors Kernighan and Ritchie).

Ritchie’s invention of C and his role in the development of Unix alongside Ken Thompson has placed him as an important pioneer of modern computing. The C language is still widely used today in application and operating system development, and its influence is seen in most modern programming languages. Unix has also been influential, establishing concepts and principles that are now well-established precepts of computing.

Ritchie was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1988 for “development of the ‘C’ programming language and for co-development of the UNIX operating system.”

In 1983, Ritchie and Ken Thompson jointly received the Turing Award “for their development of generic operating systems theory and specifically for the implementation of the UNIX operating system.” Ritchie’s Turing Award lecture was titled “Reflections on Software Research“.


oct 06 2011

Steve Jobs, Feb. 24, 1955 – Oct. 5, 2011

Tag: (i)realidad,01Joaquim Anguas @ 8:01 am

No one wants to die, even people who want to go to Heaven don’t want to die to get there, and yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent; it clears out the old to make way for the new … Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”


oct 17 2010

Benoît Mandelbrot, R.I.P.

Tag: 01Joaquim Anguas @ 8:50 am

B. B. Mandelbrot



Remembering Mandelbrot via

Mandelbrot Set


Coastline paradox

abr 01 2009

Mor en Jaume Sistac

Tag: (i)realidad,La ProfesiónJoaquim Anguas @ 3:09 pm

El professor de la FIB Jaume Sistac va morir el passat 30 de Març.

Aquells que l’hem tingut com a professor el recordarem per la seva vocació docent i per ser l’home que va iniciar en les bases de dades, disciplina imprescindible de l’enginyeria en informàtica, a varies generacions de llicenciats i enginyers en informàtica.

El meus condols a la seva familia.

Veure nota de la FIB.