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In memoriam Mario Jeckle

From: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 12:47:31 -0400
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To: 'www-tag@w3.org' <www-tag@w3.org>

Folks,

Last week, we received news that Mario Jeckle, the most recent addition 
to the TAG, was tragically killed in an automobile accident on June 11. 
  We were all shocked, saddenned, and will miss him very much.

The following message was read, in translation, at his funeral service 
last Friday:

"Mario's work in the World Wide Web Consortium embodied the best of
collaboration; by volunteering his valuable time and talents he helped
develop an environment that can be shared by people, and bring them
together to learn, to grow and come to common understandings.

By applying his technical knowledge to a number of diverse work areas
inside W3C, and then carrying it into other cultures through his
translation and teaching, he helped open the world of Web development to
ever more creative and gifted people. His recent election by his
peers to our Technical Architecture Group was a recognition of the value
of both his past and potential contributions.

The time I had to work directly with Mario was far too brief. Yet in
that time, Mario applied himself to the difficult task of joining an
established group with energy and enthusiasm. While we are not able to
look at new future contributions from Mario, we can continue to see the
fruits of his work as new developers read his books, develop new
programs, and continue his legacy of building a World Wide Web. He
leaves behind excellent work with value beyond today, and a Web
Community who will both appreciate and miss him.

Please accept my sincere condolences to the Jeckle family, and to
Barbara Zengler, his fiancee."

Sincerely,

Tim Berners-Lee
Received on Monday, 21 June 2004 12:47:57 GMT

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