SGML: Memory of Yuri Rubinsky (1952-1996)

SGML: Memory of Yuri Rubinsky (1952-1996)

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Subject: Re: Yuri Rubinsky (1952-1996)
Date: 25 Jan 1996 12:49:58 -0500
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I have known Yuri since the watershed days of SGML in the early 80's.  
While not having had the opportunity to know his family or be a part of
his immediate circle of friends and loved ones who, I know, will feel the
greatest loss, I did spend a fair amount of time laboring with him in the
trenches of information productivity and SGML.  We usually found ourselves
on the same side of the issue and during those times, he was a tireless
worker and a valuable ally.  During the few times when we differed, he was
a worthy antagonist who never forgot or denigrated the value of opinions
or people who held them, whatever he thought of them professionally.

If one statement could capture the unique value that Yuri brought to the
SGML community, I think it might be this (when he heard me say this to a
group last year, he seemed to approve);

    "Yuri Rubinsky was SGML when SGML wasn't cool."

Good bye and may God bless and comfort your family and loved ones.

Barry Schaeffer