I’ll be offline most of today. TM and I are going to a Memorial for John H. DuBois III. John was on of those pivotal people in our lives and the lives of many. 25 years ago, before the internet, John made something wonderful happen. John was not only a welcoming friend, but a pioneer, creating community for geeks – for people who had never had community before. He helped make one of the first online communities, UCSC Geeks (ucscb/cats users), into a real movement. We would not have a site like this without people like John. TM and I would not be the people we are today without the community John made possible. If we are “living in the future” – John was one of the people who got us here.