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In memoriam: Linux evangelist and editor Joe Barr

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on July 11, 2008 11:17 PM
Wow, sudden and sad news, this. A powerful, respected voice has been stilled. We'll all miss Warthawg and his fiery, insightful (and inciteful) articles extolling Linux and CLI and against the Redmondians and doddering fools of development of any desk.

Joe was a simple Western guy but no doofus. He knew his trade and he taught us all things that we didn't know, he stuck to his guns on polemics, and he was right most of the time. I'd have hated to face him in a courtroom, had he chosen the law as his profession. He was a special guy, a noted case study of a successful developer turned successful journalist, who had a heart of platinum and a brain to match.

We won't forget you, Joe. Your work will stand for as long as software development exists.

What's it like feeding the donkeys in heaven, Joe? Can you send us a report? How about 400 words on it?

Until we meet again on the other side ...

Chris J. Preimesberger
Senior Writer, eWEEK
Former colleague at NewsForge
Redwood City, Calif.


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