Being Thoughtful About FOSS History

Clearly, Dennis Ritchie did more for technology and personal computing than Steve Jobs did. Thoughtful people understand this. Ritchie was a pioneer, and Jobs benefited from the trail Ritchie blazed. Again, thoughtful people understand this. Steve Jobs was as much an “inventor” and “pioneer” of computing as Henry Ford was the “inventor” of the automobile, and here’s where the parallel comes into view.

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