Thursday, October 20, 2011

The fall of the mighty: On Gadaffi's death

A man who ruled over an entire country for 42 years like God, was dragged out of a drainage pipe and killed in cold blood.

However good or bad a ruler he was, its sad to see someone who lived like a king for 42 years being brought down to a state wherein he begs for his life on the streets to a bunch of hooligans. Some of his sons were also killed in cold blood.

The uncivilized nature of mob justice was in full display.

Saddam Hussein is a similar name that would come immediately to one's mind. But he at least had the chance of a trial.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Dennis Ritchie (September 9, 1941 – October 12, 2011)

Another great pioneer passes away.  Just a few days after the death of Steve Jobs, Dennis Ritchie the man who gave us C and one of the great influences in Unix, passed away. May be less famous than Steve Jobs for non-techies, but in no way lesser.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs (Feb 24, 1955 – Oct 5, 2011)

The irreplaceable loss of a business visionary, innovator, creative genius and thought leader.