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From: Tony Williams
Subject: Re: Passing of Rolie Baldock (email@example.com)
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 08:10:04 +0100
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In article <3DB51FAB.3826F4FC@bigpond.net.au>,
Ross Herbert wrote:
> It is with sadness that I report the passing of Rolie Baldock at the age
> of 70 years. Rolie contributed to this and other newsgroups and enjoyed
> many a joust with other contributors. Sadly, he was diagnosed with
> mesothelioma in 2001 but he still had the dreams and imagination to
> carry on with his pet projects despite his serious illness. He was one
> of the "REAL" PE's and I am really glad to have known and worked with
The passing of someone you know only via usenet
is strange. Even though their personality is
expressed as no more than bytes on the screen
it does come through, and there is a sense of loss.
Rolie had some quirky ideas, zen-like sometimes,
but he also had a good deal of basic arcane knowlege.
He was a definite asset to this group.
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