Excerpts from Lorenzo Sutton's message of 2011-10-13 11:23:28 +0200:
I just read it as well. I guess everyone has to go sometime, but it
always hurts more if you build on the persons work.
For me "The C Programming Language" is one of the best books I ever
read because of its clear style and lack of redundancy. I don't know
whether this was primarily his or Brian Kernighans doing.
I guess he really was one of the most influential computer scientists.