Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Gygax - The Best Obit?

Recently, my buddy Steve Winter turned up this very good obit for Gary Gygax.  I may do another blog about Gary's passing -- I never did talk about the funeral or after-service get together -- but this is likely to be the last obit.  Since Steve's comments on this are so to the point, I'll turn you over to him now (with permission).  Thanks, Steve.

Gygax Obit in Economist

It's fairly significant in that The Economist publishes only one obituary per week, and it's generally reserved for heads of state, Nobel prize winners, and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

The author lays it on the line a tad more heavily than most obit writers, but the 2nd-to-last paragraph is priceless.

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