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June 29, 2001 9:13 AM   Subscribe

RIP Jim Ellis. Jim was one of the co-founders of Usenet. Today's a sad day, between Michael's death and Jim's... Why is it that net pioneers die so young...
posted by TNLNYC (7 comments total)

 
Oops, just noticed that Jim's death has already been metafiltered. Sorry about that... However, I wonder, why is it that so many of the pioneers of the net die so young. If you look:

- Jon Postel died in his early 40s.
- Jim Ellis died in his early 40s.
- Michael Auben didn't make it to 30.

This is pretty disturbing when you think about it...
posted by TNLNYC at 9:16 AM on June 29, 2001


"Why is it that net pioneers die so young" What are you suggesting that this might be disturbing.
posted by clavdivs at 9:18 AM on June 29, 2001


Gotta be the monitor radiation. :-S

Ray Tomlinson, Vint Cerf, Bob Metcalfe, and many others are still going strong and growing old. There's no need to overinterpret your sample.
posted by dhartung at 9:34 AM on June 29, 2001


Gotta be the monitor radiation. :-S

So that explains it. I have a CRT Tan :)
posted by samsara at 9:36 AM on June 29, 2001


Vint Cerf is proving you all wrong!!
posted by wackybrit at 12:14 PM on June 29, 2001


This would be my immediate guess.
Ride the snake.
posted by dong_resin at 5:41 PM on June 29, 2001


hehehe
posted by clavdivs at 9:16 AM on July 1, 2001


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