I don’t remember when I “met” JD online.  By the time CAUCE started, I already had known him for a while, and by the time I got fed up with the early wrangling and created the Provisional Board, I knew that JD was a sane and calm voice who needed to be “in” rather than “out.”  I met JD physically when we all got together at his house to stuff envelopes.  When I got older and needed to be calmer myself, JD was someone I emulated.  I never spent all that much time around him in more recent years – our paths were too different – but I’ll miss him nonetheless.

– Scott Hazen Mueller


Category: Acquaintances | 1 comment

  • JZP says:

    I’m still seeking the appropriate words. For many of us who had our fingers in email and usenet before there was a spam problem to fight, it was really our souls… our spirit enmeshed in the idea facilitating communication that linked so many of us in a profound way through our words. There was a passion for providing an infrastructure to help others achieve the same connections …and a naivety that providing such would change people who joined our little world more than their joining changed it. Some of us were jaded faster than others, but JD always kept the lamp of optimism lit and held high.

    Word matter. These aren’t the best words, or the appropriate words, but they’ll have to do for now.

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