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Sunday, January 06, 2008

  Bruce Steinberg, Rock in Peace

Bruce Steinberg, NASA engineer, musician, artist, writer, a real life Buckaroo Bonzai, has gone to the great router in the sky.

I owe a lot to Bruce, but after we last saw each other in 1993 or so, we kind of fell out of touch... well, I never really felt out of touch because I was always getting Bruce stories, and ideas, secondhand, from others, and they always sparked hours of conversation, almost as if Bruce had actually been there.

I sent him an email before I left San Francisco, basically telling him to hang out in this universe until the exotropians got their act together!! But I guess it was his time to go now, and the world is a bit dimmer for his exit.

I'll write more - about, for example, how he inspired me when it was my turn to sit in a VP chair (and I'm not just talking about tower of power, either), but Evan and Doc have covered a few of the stones he turned over for us.

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