As the result, I have to study for almost 2yrs extra. Though not a programming profession, i would like to write the small codes for my hobby. Steve Jobs did it Dennis Ritchie and many other are in this list of pioneers. I purchased this book in and still have it. Rakesh UV October 14, , am. Thank you Dennis Ritchie for giving us the C programming language, which has served as a foundation for several key technologies that has changed our lives. Rinku October 16, , am.