SGML: Memory of Yuri Rubinsky (1952-1996)

SGML: Memory of Yuri Rubinsky (1952-1996)

Article: 12395 of comp.text.sgml
Newsgroups: comp.text.sgml
From: (Chris Espinosa)
Subject: Re: Yuri Rubinsky (1952-1996)
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Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 20:15:16 GMT
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Organization: Apple Computer, Inc.

  I knew Yuri back in 1987 when he was trying to publish Fred, an
SGML markup editor, and I was managing Apple's Unix efforts.  I
visited him in Toronto at Usenix and he took me around the town.
I was expecting the usual stream of techno-social chat and 
conference activities, but he took me--a complete stranger!--to
Coach House Press, showed me the back alleys of Toronto, and
behaved like the cultured, lively, and passionate man others
remember here.

  I saw little of him after then but I will always remember the
man who first showed me how much heart and how much life a
person could have.  

  I extend my condolences to his family and close friends, whose
loss must be immensely greater than ours.

Chris Espinosa
Apple Computer, Inc.