Mark's e-note provoked me to respond here, briefly. John was a friend, as he was to many. We interacted and visited occasionally over many years. He was a unique, clear-minded, poetic advocate of healthy networked societies.
I also spoke at the Aspen conference described below (on early rural networking). I have repeatedly told the story of John, seated next to Stewart Brand, coming up to the podium, standing silent for a moment, looking out over the gathered attendees and then, referring to the PFFers, saying: "Oh, another group of middle-aged, over-weight white guys who can't dance". Silence and snickers. He then gave one of his usual creatively insightful presentation talks (for a Montana cattle-ranching Republican). He suffered personal losses and was not well in recent years. He is missed. RL On 2018-02-08 03:39, Newmedia wrote: > > Nettime: > > On the eve of my 70th birthday, John Perry Barlow, who was 4 months > older and sometimes described as my "nemesis," passed away. RIP, > cyber-comrade. In the interest of living memories, here's a JPB story > (or two). > # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: http://mx.kein.org/mailman/listinfo/nettime-l # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: nett...@kein.org # @nettime_bot tweets mail w/ sender unless #ANON is in Subject: