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Dennis Ritchie Quotes and Sayings

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For infrastructure technology, C will be hard to displace.
- Dennis Ritchie

C was already implemented on several quite different machines and OSs,
Unix was already being distributed on the PDP-11,
but the portability of the whole system was new.
- Dennis Ritchie

Over the past several years, I've been more in a managerial role.
- Dennis Ritchie

A new release of Plan 9 happened in June,
and at about the same time a new release of the Inferno system,
which began here, was announced by Vita Nuova.
- Dennis Ritchie

 

UNIX is basically a simple operating system,
but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity.
- Dennis Ritchie

C++ and Java, say, are presumably growing faster than plain C,
but I bet C will still be around.
- Dennis Ritchie

C is peculiar in a lot of ways, but it,
like many other successful things, has a certain unity
of approach that stems from development in a small group.
- Dennis Ritchie

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I've done a reasonable amount of travelling,
which I enjoyed, but not for too long at a time.
- Dennis Ritchie

I'm not a person who particularly had heros when growing up.
- Dennis Ritchie

Obviously, the person who had most influence on my career was Ken Thompson.
- Dennis Ritchie

I'm just an observer of Java, and where Microsoft wants
to go with C# is too early to tell.
- Dennis Ritchie

I fix things now and then, more often tweak HTML and
make scripts to do things.
- Dennis Ritchie

The visible things that have come from the group have
been the Plan 9 system and Inferno,
but I hasten to say that the ideas and the work have come from colleagues.
- Dennis Ritchie

When I read commentary about suggestions for where C should go,
I often think back and give thanks that it wasn't developed
under the advice of a worldwide crowd.
- Dennis Ritchie

Any editing, software work, and mail is done in this exported Plan 9.
- Dennis Ritchie

At least for the people who send me mail about a new
language that they're designing,
the general advice is: do it to learn about how to write a compiler.
- Dennis Ritchie

I can't recall any difficulty in making the C language
definition completely open -
any discussion on the matter tended to mention languages
whose inventors tried to keep tight control,
and consequent ill fate.
- Dennis Ritchie

The kind of programming that C provides will probably
remain similar absolutely or slowly decline in usage,
but relatively, JavaScript or its variants,
or XML, will continue to become more central.
- Dennis Ritchie

At the same time, much of it seems to have to do with
recreating things we or others had already done;
it seems rather derivative intellectually;
is there a dearth of really new ideas?
- Dennis Ritchie

You and I come by road or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.
- Margaret Thatcher

Unlike the phone system, which is engineered around an application,
the Internet layered model allows you to,
in essence, separate applications from infrastructure.
- Michael K. Powell

Google is a global Rorschach test.
We see in it what we want to see.
Google has built an infrastructure that makes a lot
of dreams closer to reality.
- John Battelle

With nearly 20 days until Iraq emerges as a free sovereign
state for the first time in more than three decades,
terrorists have increasingly targeted our country's infrastructure.
- Iyad Allawi

First, our focus on security is on the infrastructure itself.
So it is all about how you protect the network,
the device, and the application that is riding on the server.
- John W. Thompson

We seem to be our own worst enemies.
We should require critical U.S.
infrastructure to remain in U.S.
hands.
- Duncan Hunter

States get to improve transportation infrastructure;
that creates economic development,
puts people back to work and, most important,
enhances safety and improves local communities.
- Corrine Brown

Population growth and development place additional
stress on the Nation's water infrastructure and its
ability to sustain hard-won water quality gains.
- Jerry Costello

The Palestinians are not willing to do anything,
they're not willing to make the strategic decision
to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorist organizations.
- Silvan Shalom

But, on balance, we seized the marketplace.
We've got a great infrastructure.
And yes it's struggling in some areas because of some
external factors and some internal factors.
- Jim Cantalupo

Kenya doesn't have much of an infrastructure for hosting a film.
- Ralph Fiennes

We need to continue our full support of the nascent
Iraqi government by helping to rebuild their economic
infrastructure and maintain security while training
the Iraqi security forces.
- Pat Roberts

A devastating commentary on the war in Iraq is that
we have been unable to spend money on infrastructure.
- Charles Schumer

Foreign capital to build new cinemas will help modernize
China's aging cinema infrastructure,
attract Chinese consumers back into cinemas,
and increase demand for U.S.
films.
- Jack Valenti

With more than 67 percent of the Nation's freight moving on highways,
economists believe that our ability to compete internationally
is tied to the quality of our infrastructure.
- Dennis Hastert

What's happened is that an incessant,
an insidious insurgency has repeatedly attacked the
key infrastructure targets,
reducing outputs.
- Stuart Bowen

Obviously, overall infrastructure needs on the Southwest
and Northern borders are mounting.
We need a major push in Congress to remedy this.
- Pete Domenici

Justice is the infrastructure of proprietorship.
- Kemal Ataturk

We had no idea that this would turn into a global and public infrastructure.
- Vinton Cerf

We must invest in infrastructure development and rebuilding
communities to create jobs.
- Carol Moseley Braun

Most larger companies now see that for the market to grow,
Web infrastructure must be royalty-free.
- Tim Berners-Lee

They have a beautiful security system and we're emulating
the whole security infrastructure.
- Miguel de Icaza

The infrastructure for linking environmental health
and public health is not working as well as it should.
- Samuel Wilson

Finance is critical.
If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure
and venture capital is made available,
there will be a big improvement in the situation.
- Sanjay Kumar

A Congressional Budget Office study estimated that
gulf energy infrastructure repair costs will be between
$18 billion and $31 billion,
just from the damages the hurricane created.
- Mark Foley

Today, we realize there are those actively seeking to harm us,
to destroy our infrastructure and take lives.
- Dave Reichert

The Postal Service's unmatched ability to reach every
household and business in America six days a week is
a vital part of the nation's infrastructure.
- Joe Baca

The Treasury Department would use the interest from
these securities to hire U.S.
companies to build Saudi Arabia - new cities,
new infrastructure - which we've done.
- John Perkins

International lending banks need to focus on areas
where private investment doesn't go,
such as infrastructure projects, education and poverty relief.
- Joseph Stiglitz

Further, Japan is the second largest donor in Iraq after the United States,
with over $5 billion dollars for humanitarian,
infrastructure and reconstruction projects.
- Michael K. Simpson

The Palestinians will never, never implement their
commitment to dismantle their infrastructure of terrorist organizations.
- Silvan Shalom

Our nation's infrastructure needs are tremendous,
and they're growing.
- Bill Lipinski

The president's budget proposals have neglected water infrastructure.
- Sue Kelly

Our marine terminals are invaluable commerce infrastructure,
not only to our country but also for the many foreign
manufacturers who sell primarily in the U.S.
market.
- Dana Rohrabacher

The infrastructure of the US is a long-term suspension
of disbelief that such things won't be exploded deliberately
by people who don't create anything.
- Dave Winer

Enhancing revenues will help us improve education and
solve our infrastructure problems.
- Roy Barnes

China is not only formidable, it is also aggressively
building its own economic infrastructure.
Just a few years from now, China will rival the U.S.
and the European Union in global market power.
It already has surpassed us in population.
- Jo Ann Emerson

We need strong public health institutions to respond to any challenge.
We need to deal with critical infrastructure.
The reality is that very little money has flowed to
communities to help our first responders;
to help our hospitals; to help the public health infrastructure.
- Robert Menendez

Looking past the immediate crisis, a more resilient
system must be built on stronger and better designed shock absorbers,
both in the major institutions and in the infrastructure of the financial system.
- Timothy Geithner

Living in this manner also gave them the opportunity
to locate targets and develop methods of attack that
would make the most impact on the population,
infrastructure, and governments of these areas.
- Jo Bonner

The Recovery plan will put money in the pockets of the American worker,
create and save millions of new jobs and invest in
crucial areas such as health care,
education, energy independence and a new infrastructure.
- Valerie Jarrett

As hurricanes Katrina and Rita raged through the southeastern
United States last summer,
much of America's energy infrastructure based in the
Gulf of Mexico was damaged or destroyed causing gas prices to soar.
- Rick Renzi

While I remain troubled by the Corps' inability to
fully justify the Model they used for their commercial traffic predictions,
America clearly has an aging lock and dam infrastructure on the Mississippi.
- Ron Kind

We do have some assistance from the World Bank but not from the IMF.
We are not borrowing yet, but we are considering,
in the future, borrowing from the Kuwait Fund to support
our infrastructure development.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

The people of South and Central Texas and the Coastal Bend need jobs,
they need health care, they need water infrastructure improvements,
they need a quality education, and they need the resources
to keep our borders safe and secure.
- Ruben Hinojosa

I think the most difficult thing had been scaling the infrastructure.
Trying to support the response we had received from
our users and the number of people that were interested in using the software.
- Shawn Fanning

While America's infrastructure needs are substantial,
there is no reason to delay completion of the highway bill.
Every day of delay means jobs lost, investment opportunities
missed and growth sacrificed.
- John Engler

What we're doing is making sure that we have a safe
and secure border region from San Diego all the way to Brownsville.
And that means manpower, it means technology,
it means infrastructure, it means interior enforcement.
All, you know, kind of layered in appropriate ways,
and making sure, like I said before,
the border is safe and secure.
- Janet Napolitano

Smart businesses do not look at labor costs alone anymore.
They do look at market access, transportation,
telecommunications infrastructure and the education
and skill level of the workforce,
the development of capital and the regulatory market.
- Janet Napolitano

As southeast Texas's only Member of the House Transportation Committee,
I'm especially proud of being able to help bring hundreds
of millions of dollars to the region to create jobs
and improve the area infrastructure.
- Nick Lampson

A successful society is characterized by a rising living
standard for its population,
increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure,
and the generation of additional surplus,
which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology.
- Robert Trout

I say we have not even had the decency to maintain
the assets that our parents and grandparents built for us -
our roads,
our bridges, our wastewater systems,
our sewer systems; by the way,
those weren't Bolsheviks, those weren't socialists
that built those things for us -
much less build the infrastructure we need for the 21st century.
- Michael Bennett


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