This blog is still alive, just in semi-hibernation. When I want to write something longer than a tweet about something other than math or sci-fi, here is where I'll write it.
Thanks for the K & R bit of info. Now that would be an interesting novel, a story about that pair, creating a language that takes over the world. (Actually Samuel R. Delaney's Babel-17 from the 1960s is about something just like that.)
It was a matter of talent and timing. The new smaller computers, then minis and micros, begged for some clean way to be programmed that wasn't as "nuts and bolts" as assembly language. C was in the sweet spot, easy to use and almost as efficient as assembly. I've lost count of how many C programs I've written in my life.
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