Death of an early internet implementor 

Rest in peace Dave Walden. He was an early ARPANET and Internet pioneer and Iwas incredibly helpful to me when I set out to blog about the first 365 RFCs. A kind and funny man.


His wonderful website:

The book he edited on the history of BBN:

He was also an important figure in the TeX community:


I wanted to visit him very much but covid got in the way of that. I'm very sad I'll never get to meet him in person.

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In reaction to this news, Dave Crocker over on the internet-history mailing list noted:

"Our community [of early internet implementors] has had quite an array of personalities that can be challenging. Dave wasn't one of them."

Couldn't have put it better myself.

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