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🔗 Dennis Ritchie

🔗 Biography 🔗 Computing 🔗 Computer science 🔗 Biography/science and academia 🔗 New York (state) 🔗 New York (state)/Hudson Valley 🔗 Computing/Computer science 🔗 Software 🔗 Software/Computing 🔗 C/C++ 🔗 Japan 🔗 New Jersey 🔗 Linux

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie (September 9, 1941 – c. October 12, 2011) was an American computer scientist. He created the C programming language and, with long-time colleague Ken Thompson, the Unix operating system and B programming language. Ritchie and Thompson were awarded the Turing Award from the ACM in 1983, the Hamming Medal from the IEEE in 1990 and the National Medal of Technology from President Bill Clinton in 1999. Ritchie was the head of Lucent Technologies System Software Research Department when he retired in 2007. He was the "R" in K&R C, and commonly known by his username dmr.

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🔗 Agloe, New York

🔗 Geography 🔗 New York (state) 🔗 New York (state)/Hudson Valley

Agloe is a fictional hamlet in Colchester, Delaware County, New York, that became an actual landmark after mapmakers made up the community as a phantom settlement, an example of a "copyright trap" and similar to a trap street. Agloe was put onto the map in order to catch plagiarism as it appears only on their map and not on any others. Soon, using fictional "copyright traps" became a typical strategy in mapmaker design to thwart plagiarism. Agloe was known as a "paper town" because of this.

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