Thursday, April 08, 2010

Not your average Guy

I was saddened to hear today of the passing of Guy Kewney. I didn't really know him - we ran into each other at conferences over the years and had brief chats, and he called me occasionally with bits of gossip or to ask for a quote or input on a story. He was, however, a big influence, in the sense that he was one of the first European tech journalists I read online whom I actually found informative and entertaining. I have always had a lot of affection for him because he was among the first to link to this humble bloglet in its early days and raise the possibility that some of what I had to say might have been worthwhile. And, though he was most unhappy with the event, he also inadvertently provided one of the most ludicrously embarrassing moments in the history of the BBC, just by being who he was (or wasn't). Those who knew his work will remember him for so much more. Thanks, Guy, and rest in peace.

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