Succumbed to cancer. I considered him one of "the big four"... Bill Gates, Paul Allen (Microsoft), Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak (Apple). A computing pioneer, a sports team owner and a rabid Jimi Hendrix fan.
We wouldn't be enjoying this forum without the legacy of Paul Allen.
Last Edit: Oct 16, 2018 1:45:43 GMT -5 by Dramatwist
Post by unknownpipesmoker on Oct 16, 2018 1:47:59 GMT -5
I didn't know he was that into Hendrix. Although I am not too surprised, either.
You forgot Ken Thompson and the Jolitz siblings ;-)
"And he saw the heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending, as it were a great linen sheet let down by the four corners from heaven to the earth: Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts, and creeping things of the earth, and fowls of the air." Acts 10:11-12
We tend to take the magic at our finger tips for granted. It wasn't all that long ago that communication at distance was more than limited. Now we have more computing power in our pockets than whole rooms full half a century ago. Mr. Allen (and the rest of the pioneers) has changed our lives forever. RIP and God's Speed.
May we live, not by our fears but by our hopes; not by our words but by our deeds; not by our disappointments but by our dreams.