|Dennis Ritchie: Source Wikipedia|
Networking evolved, compilers evolved, embedded systems evolved. C and C++ are two of the greatest mankind's achievements because they allowed a huge number of technological discoveries to be made.
When I was young, I told my father that I hated to study biology. My father, like always, rather synthetic, wise and smart replied: "You eat biology son". Well, not literally, my parents are: a retired Pharmacology PHD ( my father ) and a retired Milk Biologist PHD ( my mother ). My father wanted to tell me that what put food in our house was essentially biology research.
If my kids ever complain about C, I'd respond with a quote from my father, just replacing biology for C in my father's quote.
Hey Dennis, thanks for C and UNIX dude, when you were among us you rocked the earth, close to you, guys like Steve Jobs were regular men.