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Jim Warren has died

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  • @drallison
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Jim Warren has died


@Animats • 5 hours

Replying to @drallison 🎙

I knew him back when the EFF was being founded. A great loss.

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@StuntPope • 11 hours

I loved Dr Dobbs Journal. Used to buy it every month when I was in college and barely understood any of it.

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@1cvmask • 9 hours


@westcoast330 • 3 hours

When I was growing up, I saw Triumph of the Nerds by Bob Cringely on PBS. About midway through as I recall there's Jim Warren sitting in a hot tub with a killer view talking about the West Coast Computer Faire and early computing. I had only recently started coding in QBASIC then Visual Basic. Seeing that documentary helped cement my interest in programming and computers in general.

Thanks Jim!

Edit: Found the first clip. Wish I had a chance to meet him, sounded like a character: https://youtu.be/toSRmKKiosQ?t=1790

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@ChrisMarshallNY • 12 hours

> One fewer curmudgeon. We're going to have to work extra hard to keep the curmudgeon level up.

I’m doing my part for The Cause…

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@T3RMINATED • 11 hours

Another victim of the COVID Vaccine. Sorry man.

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@ScottAdams • 12 hours

He will be missed. I still remember fondly he would fly around the floor of the West Coast Computer Faire on rollerskates, going everywhere to make sure it was running smoothly.

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@Victorakpan • 9 hours

What a tragic, may his soul rest in peace

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@gumby • 12 hours

He was responsible for getting the entire California legal code online, which I believe was a first for the USA.

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