SGML: Memory of Yuri Rubinsky (1952-1996)

SGML: Memory of Yuri Rubinsky (1952-1996)

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Article: 12403 of comp.text.sgml
From: (Ford Clancy)
Newsgroups: comp.text.sgml
Subject: Yuri Rubinsky
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 04:27:31 GMT
Organization: OrbOnline
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I found out about Yuri's death on the weekend. I still can't believe

Tim's message summarizes the Yuri I knew:. Tim's summary of Yuri's
accomplishments, other than for some of the adjectives, is perfect. He
was, as Tim describes him, "a person can found a software company,
tough it out through the bad days, lead it through the vale of
Internet Fairy Dust, turn a silly idea into a PC Mag Editors' Choice,
simultaneously be a pusher, mover, and shaker in the WWW and SGML
worlds, get a novel published, wrestle with ISO, and never, so far as
I know, cut a throat, stab a back, or crush an ego.  That it is
possible to be successful and honourable at the same time is something
we should take seriously to heart."

I worked with Yuri as an investor, in the earlier days (1986-1988) when
he was instrumental in the survival of SoftQuad.  A fairer, more
honourable person I have never met.

This world is a poorer place without him. I will miss him.

Ford Clancy