2010-02-27

a band of brothers (and a lady from nsa)

Herbert R. J. Grosch has passed, leaving only a private literature that goes 1400 miles per hour. Rest in peace, big guy; we will know you by the trail of bits. Columbia has a fine tribute page up. If you've never read his autobiography, it's an absolutely brilliant, incredibly broad recollection of a bygone era, a time when giants truly strode the earth, everyone spoke Latin, and scientists read the classics. One thousand cocktails to you, Herb.

1 comment:

  1. What a good man he was! Brilliant, too. I love IBM. I have so many happy memories of my years working there. I want to go back!

    Thank you for posting this.

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