Yes, I’m a sinner

I am sure that by now you have heard about Steve Jobs and his premature death. Here’s something you probably haven’t heard about.

Dennis Ritchie died this week. You probably never heard of him. I never heard of him until today, showing once again that I’m guilty of the developer sin #3. And the sad thing about it is that Steve Jobs might not have become the person we know if it weren’t for Dennis Ritchie.

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Passion Moves the World

Something about special people always moves me. That something is passion.

Steve Jobs was from the beginning in the middle of a revolution that completely changed the world. At that time, it took real courage and burning passion to push for ideas that most people didn’t understand – and yet everyone uses today.

I admire him for keeping the passion alive over the years. His push for quality inspires me. I watch his keynotes because of how he talked.

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