Verily I say unto thee, that fcassia spake thusly:
> I'm deeply saddened. I knew Joe Bar only from e-mail, but back in
> the days of CIS:Canopus, he was kind enough to mail me a copy of
> his print version of the PJPrimer newsletter .... half a world
> across to my home down in South America, free of charge of course.
> He also never left an e-mail message unanswered.
> He was among the first persons whose work sparked the idea in me
> about getting into IT reporting.
> Last time I heard of him... he was playing with RealBasic, writing
> a cards game... don't know if it was ever released or he was just
> toying withe the compiler/ide.
> You'll be missed, Joe!.
You should write a tribute to Joe on your Blog, and sign it "the OS/2
Guru", like in the old days.
I haven't seen you on L.Inq for a while, but it'd be a good idea if they
carried a story about it too (nothing there so far), so maybe you could
oblige with some reminiscing about Joe, and further insight into the
BTW, I liked your "Good Riddance Bill Gates article":
However, the link to the Noël "Pie Man" Godin interview is broken. I'm
not sure if this is exactly the same interview, but here's a working
http://www.firstmonday.org/Issues/is...din/index.htmlFM: How did you prepare to pie Bill Gates?
Godin: For several years, there's been a new phenomenon. Traitors appear
in the entourage of our victims who contact us to give us firsthand
information. Our victims, at first sight, are very unpleasant and they
are far from being loved in their own circle; this is our trump. For
instance, these last years, Patrick Poivre D'Arvor, [producer] Daniel
Toscan du Plantier and [French minister] Nicolas Sarkozy have been
betrayed. In the case of Bill Gates, a member of the staff of Microsoft
Belgium contacted us and gave us a mysterious rendezvous. Thanks to him,
the operation was a success. Of course we won't give his name. It's a
secret; only a few know his identity. But we want to tell it because we
would be very amused if there was suspicion in the staff of Microsoft.
"Who's the traitor?!"
| "The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining
| armour to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos
| neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate
| technology, led them into it in the first place." ~ Douglas Adams
Fedora release 8 (Werewolf) on sky, running kernel 188.8.131.52-63.fc8
11:02:23 up 206 days, 7:37, 3 users, load average: 4.96, 4.69, 4.51