Instant Ramen creator passes away

by Erica Sadun

A moment of silence for Momofuku Ando, the inventor of instant ramen, who passed away this weekend in Japan. Food shortages after World War II helped inspire his creation. If there is a universal cuisine of programmers, Jolt Cola and instant ramen are surely prime components. The "Cup Noodle" featuring ramen in its distinct styrofoam container was introduced in 1971 and has littered the desktops of programmers around the world ever since.