Dear Web Community,

I am overwhelmed, both by sadness and by Henry’s greatness expressed in all your messages. 

Many of you I know in person since I met Henry 10 years ago and others from following the mailing lists - from the shadows of motherhood, trying to stay on the ball as the discussions extended to every little bit of our daily life, from the breakfast table to the glass of wine infront of the fire place. You have been both Henry’s office, constructive discussion platform, playground, entertainment as well as extended family. 

Henry and I had the luck that it wasn’t just our 3 beautiful children that life was worth living for, but also the hope and determination to make this Web a better place. Henry’s mosaic of brilliance is now in front of me, scattered and structured in piles of category-theoretical arrows and semantic relations. My great hope and wish, but also what I owe my partner in life and business, is that we will be able to jointly pick up the pieces and re-construct the Web we’ve al be wanting. 

I’ve talked to Sarven and I will be joining one of the upcoming Solid Calls after the funeral next Friday (15th, September in Garmisch-Partenkirchen). 

If it wasn’t for all of you, Henry would have never had this unique exchange that led him to all his “funny” ideas. 

So much for now.

With a broken heart filled with love, 


Received on Saturday, 9 September 2023 08:33:42 UTC