Re: Henry Story

On 9/8/23 5:42 PM, Nathan Rixham wrote:
> +1, we lost a constant, and it's likely Henry would have soon 
> surprised us with something novel, to lend his name in an award for 
> something innovative, feels fitting.




> On Fri, 8 Sep 2023, 22:36 Harry Halpin, <> wrote:
>      Very sad news - he was a great visionary, even if we disagreed on
>     details of public keys. A scholarship or award at next ISWC in his
>     name would be fitting.
>        Yours,
>           Harry
>     On Fri, Sep 8, 2023 at 11:08 PM, Paula Gearon <>
>     wrote:
>         Having known Henry online for several years, I finally shared
>         lunch and coffee with him at SemTech in San Jose in about
>         2007, and several times since. I have not seen him in person
>         for several years, but he has been a constant online presence
>         - one I will deeply miss.
>         Paula
>         On Fri, Sep 8, 2023 at 9:57 AM Sarven Capadisli
>         <> wrote:
>             It is with great sadness that I must inform everyone that
>             we have lost
>             our dear friend and colleague Henry Story (
>    ) earlier this week.
>             This is incredibly hard for me to write. I am deeply
>             saddened by his
>             friends' and family's loss, as well as personally, and for
>             several
>             communities he has been part of for so many years. My deepest
>             condolences, and those of members of the community who
>             knew him and
>             admired him, go out to his family.
>             If memory serves me well, Henry and I were acquainted in
>             2008, but met
>             online in 2010, when we discussed FOAF+SSL / WebID, social
>             web,
>             decentralisation, and everything in between. And, of
>             course, with Henry,
>             if one is willing, there is always a healthy dose of
>             discussion on
>             philosophical and mathematical underpinnings of a lot of
>             such topics,
>             and how it all came together.
>             Over the years, Henry provided me with all the context to
>             undoubtedly
>             interconnected ideas in technology and philosophy I ever
>             needed.
>             I had the privilege of having him visit my place in Bern.
>             He was kind
>             enough to eat my overly spicy food and drink wine to
>             compensate the
>             taste. It was a joy to talk about life stuff and tech in
>             my balcony.
>             Henry has impacted and influenced me in different ways
>             over the years.
>             His perseverance to get to the bottom of a problem is
>             unmatched.
>             Whenever I felt frustrated in open standards development,
>             Henry reminded
>             that standards are like wine: some will age well, and
>             others spoil. He
>             encouraged me to be patient, assuring me that things will
>             work out in
>             due time.
>             He took the time to research and develop, and meet open
>             challenges by
>             approaching from multiple disciplines to solidify the
>             ideas is
>             inspiring, and has been instrumental, to say the least,
>             for the
>             communities he has been part of. One doesn't have to look
>             far to come
>             across Henry's footprints. Quite literally the father of
>             many works and
>             projects.
>              From my perspective, he generally came across like the
>             underdog in
>             whatever he was doing. Humble and aiming for the stars. He
>             took time to
>             carefully listen what others had to say and was generous
>             with his
>             knowledge and time, and kind.
>             Henry, I admire you immensely. Words will never suffice.
>             I'd like to invite everyone to reflect and honour his
>             memory. Carry on
>             with his work. A moment of silence will be observed at W3C
>             TPAC to
>             remember Henry and his impact on our community.
>             -Sarven


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